Adjudication Definition

əjo͝odikāzhən
noun
The act of adjudicating.
Webster's New World
A judge's decision.
Webster's New World
A decree in bankruptcy determining the status of the bankrupt.
Webster's New World

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.

Webster's New World Law
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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Other Word Forms of Adjudication

Noun

Singular:
adjudication
Plural:
adjudications

Origin of Adjudication

  • Latin adjudicatio

    From Wiktionary

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