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split decision

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noun Boxing.
  1. a decision of a bout on whose outcome the referee and judges did not unanimously agree.
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Origin of split decision

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for split decision

split decision

noun
  1. boxing the award of a fight on a majority verdict of the judges as opposed to a unanimous decision
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