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reason

The faculty by which new information is derived from old, judgement exercised and argument pursued.
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In Mismeasure of Man, Stephen Jay Gould recounts numerous "bad arguments" within the frame of his own carefully reasoned "good" argument, a critique of nineteeth-century craniometry and twentieth-century intelligence testing that makes as explicit as possible the warrants, reservations, and qualifiers.
Others have speculated that panels are reluctant to provide reasoned decisions because that would shed light on the "horse-trading" or "baby-splitting" process that is common behind the closed doors of the three-member, party-appointed panel.
The appellate court in Clarks reasoned that the contingent fee agreement operated as a common law lien on the recovery, thereby vesting in the attorney the right to receive the agreed-on portion of the award.