Adjudication meaning

əjudikā′shən
The process of hearing and resolving a dispute before a court or administrative agency. It implies a final judgment based on the evidence presented, as opposed to a proceeding where the merits of the case were not considered by the court or administrative agency. See also default judgment.
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The act of adjudicating, of reaching a judgement.
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(law) The decision upon the question of whether the debtor is a bankrupt.

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The act of adjudicating.
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(emergency response) The process of identifying the type of material or device that set off an alarm and assessing the potential threat with corresponding implications for the need to take further action.
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(law, Scotland) A process by which land is attached as security or in satisfaction of a debt.
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The definition of adjudication is some decision, process or thing that resolves a conflict.

The final decree in a bankruptcy case is an example of adjudication.

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Origin of adjudication

  • Latin adjudicatio

    From Wiktionary