- to judge or decide by law
- to declare or order by law
- to give or award (costs, etc.) by law
- Rare to regard; deem
Origin of adjudgeMiddle English ajugen ; from Old French ajugier ; from Classical Latin adjudicare ; from ad-, to + judicare, to judge, decide ; from judex, judge
transitive verbad·judged, ad·judg·ing, ad·judg·es
- a. To determine or decide by judicial procedure; adjudicate.b. To order judicially; rule.c. To award (damages, for example) by law.
- To regard, consider, or deem: was adjudged incompetent.
Origin of adjudgeMiddle English ajugen, from Old French ajuger, from Latin adiūdicāre; see adjudicate.
(third-person singular simple present adjudges, present participle adjudging, simple past and past participle adjudged)
From Old French ajugier, from Latin adiudicare.
adjudge - Legal Definition
To render a judicial decision or judgment concerning a disputed subject that is before the court. For example, a court may adjudge that a defendant is obligated to pay the damages sought by the plaintiff.