decision

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

The outcome of a proceeding before a judge, arbitrator, government agency, or other legal tribunal. Decision is a general term often used interchangeably with the terms judgment or opinion. But to be precise, a judgment is the written form of the courts decision in the clerks minutes or notes, and an opinion is a document setting out the reasons for reaching the decision.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.