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n.1.The act of adjudging; judicial decision; adjudication.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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His work included the adjudgment of the arms of Achilles to Odysseus, the madness of Aias, the bringing of Philoctetes from Lemnos and his cure, the coming to the war of Neoptolemus who slays Eurypylus, son of Telephus, the making of the wooden horse, the spying of Odysseus and his theft, along with Diomedes, of the Palladium: the analysis concludes with the admission of the wooden horse into Troy by the Trojans.
To the constitutional trend, already adverted to, of submitting Members of Parliament to the ordinary courts and the ordinary laws of the land for purposes of adjudgment of alleged criminal misconduct, should be added another, equally powerful, constitutional principle that was reinforced by the unhappy experiences of the European countries in the between-the-two-World-Wars era: That is the obligation of political self-restraint of Parliamentary majorities in regard to minority parties represented in their chambers.