Adjudicate definition

ə-jo͝odĭ-kāt
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.
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To study and settle (a dispute or conflict).

The principal adjudicated the students' quarrel.

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To act as a judge of (a contest or an aspect of a contest).
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To make a decision in a legal case or proceeding.

A judge adjudicating on land claims.

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To settle a legal case or other dispute.
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The definition of adjudicate is the act of making a judgment regarding a person or about a situation, most often in a courtroom.

An example of adjudicate is the judges on the Supreme Court issuing a ruling on whether a law is Constitutional.

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To act as a judge of a contest.
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To hear and decide (a case); adjudge.
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To serve as a judge (in or on a dispute or problem)
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To act as a judge.
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To study and settle a dispute or conflict.
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Origin of adjudicate

  • Latin adiūdicāre adiūdicāt- to award to (judicially) ad- ad- iūdicāre to judge (from iūdex judge judge)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin adiūdicō, from ad + iūdicō (“to judge”).

    From Wiktionary