A disposition hearing is the sentencing phase of a juvenile court proceeding during which time the defendant enters treatment, training or rehabilitation, according to USLegal. This type of hearing occurs after the juven... More » Government & Politics Law

According to Legal Match, an adult disposition hearing is when a judge in a criminal case determines the punishment for the guilty party if he is convicted in the hearing or a court. The process usually only happens in j... More » Government & Politics Crime

Antic disposition means a frivolous or deliberate playfulness. It may also mean bizarre, irrational or threatening behavior closer to madness than madcap, as it does in Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet." More » Education Writing
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