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v. ad·ju·di·cat·ed, ad·ju·di·cat·ing, ad·ju·di·cates
1. To make a decision (in a legal case or proceeding), as where a judge or arbitrator rules on some disputed issue or claim between the parties.
2. To study and settle (a dispute or conflict): The principal adjudicated the students' quarrel.
3. To act as a judge of (a contest or an aspect of a contest).
1. To make a decision in a legal case or proceeding: a judge adjudicating on land claims.
2. To study and settle a dispute or conflict.
3. To act as a judge of a contest.

[Latin adiūdicāre, adiūdicāt-, to award to (judicially) : ad-, ad- + iūdicāre, to judge (from iūdex, judge; see judge).]

ad·ju′di·ca′tion n.
ad·ju′di·ca′tive adj.
ad·ju′di·ca′tor n.


(əˌdʒu dɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

1. an act of adjudicating.
a. the act of a court in making a judgment or decree.
b. a judicial decision or sentence.
c. a court decree in bankruptcy.
[1685–95; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adjudication - the final judgment in a legal proceedingadjudication - the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented
judgment, assessment, judgement - the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event; "they criticized my judgment of the contestants"


إصدار حكم قضائي
bírói ítéletjogi ítélkezés
hakemlik yapma


A. Nadjudicación f
adjudication of bankruptcy (Jur) → adjudicación f de quiebra
B. CPD adjudication order N (Jur) → orden f de adjudicación


[əˌdʒuːdɪˈkeɪʃən] njugement m
to be under adjudication → être en jugement


nEntscheidung f, → Beurteilung f; (= result also)Urteil nt; adjudication of bankruptcyBankrotterklärung f


[əˈdʒuːdɪˈkeɪʃn] n (of contest) → giudizio; (of claim) → decisione f


(əˈdʒuːdikeit) verb
to act as a judge (in an artistic competition etc).
aˌdjudiˈcation noun
aˈdjudicator noun
References in classic literature ?
adjudication took place; such as frequently occurs in civilized life.
This might as well happen in the case of two contradictory statutes; or it might as well happen in every adjudication upon any single statute.
Because, under the national government, treaties and articles of treaties, as well as the laws of nations, will always be expounded in one sense and executed in the same manner, -- whereas, adjudications on the same points and questions, in thirteen States, or in three or four confederacies, will not always accord or be consistent; and that, as well from the variety of independent courts and judges appointed by different and independent governments, as from the different local laws and interests which may affect and influence them.
All new laws, though penned with the greatest technical skill, and passed on the fullest and most mature deliberation, are considered as more or less obscure and equivocal, until their meaning be liquidated and ascertained by a series of particular discussions and adjudications.
However, in cases where the two parties do not reach a settlement, the case is elevated to adjudication, the trade official said.
The CFPB is asking for comment on its administrative adjudication process--the latest inquiry in Acting Director Mick Mulvaney's review of agency policies.
Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has initiated a public consultation into a planned new telecoms and subscription TV mediation and adjudication program.
Headlines ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 The adjudication was proposed by the Interagency Committee on Illegal Drugs and will still be up for approval by the President.
Examples illustrate rights adjudication in Australia, Canada, the Commonwealth Caribbean, and the UK.
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has empowered FBR Member Legal to regulate the system of customs adjudication including transfer of cases and extension of time-limit to improve working of Collectorates of Adjudication (Customs).
Prerogative adjudication--what nowadays is called administrative adjudication--was an evasion of adjudication in the courts, and due process was the primary response.
A prisoner found guilty at an adjudication can face punishments ranging from loss of canteen to solitary confinement and extra days of imprisonment.