These assessors were allowed a definite vote in temporal matters but not in spiritual, and the final decision was reserved to Torquemada himself, who in 1483 was appointed the sole inquisitor-general over all the Spanish possessions.
Otherwise its jurisdiction is exclusively appellate, and every final decision of a district court is subject to review.
All that could be said was, that it was expedient in a widespread empire that the power of final decision should be lodged somewhere, and that it was also expedient not to use that power in such a way as to irritate those whom it was the truest wisdom to conciliate.
Every society of men must have a supreme authority, whether individual or collective, empowered to give a final decision in the controversies which concern it.
What you two need is to learn the art of compromise, not designate a final decision maker.
Some voted that a directory of princes should be appointed, others that there should be a president, eligible from the whole German nation; but the final decision was that the headship of the state should be offered by the parliament to some particular German prince, and that he should bear the title of German emperor.
He makes final decision on things.
His notion of duty - at once a loyal and chivalrous one was that he was obliged to give the queen the best of his advice, but that the final decision in any course lay with her, and that once she had decided, he was bound, whatever might be his own opinion, to stand up for her decision in public. The queen, not unnaturally, came to trust Disraeli implicitly, and she frequently showed her friendship for him.
The matter was allowed to drop for a time, and the assassination of Caesar prevented any final decision being pronounced.
As to Carmen's idea about him being the final decision maker, he was still skeptical.