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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.
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See Esbeck, supra note 10, at 5-6 (arguing that the Establishment Clause creates a structural restraint on courts, which divests them of jurisdiction to resolve religious questions); Garnett, supra note 10, at 862-63 (linking the prohibition against judicial resolution of religious questions to the autonomy of religious institutions); Koppelman, supra note 10, at 883 (arguing that judicial intervention in religious questions corrupts religion); Lupu & Tuttle, supra note 10, at 122-23 (arguing that courts are adjudicatively disabled from resolving religious questions).
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It was difficult enough to reconcile more than eleven thousand individual private debt claims, but to investigate the circumstances of each claim would have been infinitely time-consuming and adjudicatively complex, if not impossible.