Verb adjudge Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


adjudge (third-person singular simple present adjudges, present participle adjudging, simple past and past participle adjudged)

  1. To declare to be.
  2. To deem or determine to be.
  3. To award judicially; to assign.

More definition: declare or pronounce formally; decree, The will was adjudged void. award or assign judicially, The prize was adjudged to him. decide by a judicial opinion or sentence, to adjudge a case. sentence or condemn, He was adjudged to die. deem; consider; think, It was adjudged wise to avoid war.

1. to pronounce formally; declare, he was adjudged the winner determine judicially; judge to order or pronounce by law; decree, he was adjudged bankrupt to award (costs, damages, etc)

3. (archaic) to sentence or condemn Word OriginC14, via Old French from Latin adjūdicāre. See adjudicateCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
late 14c., "to make a judicial decision," from Old French ajugier "to judge, pass judgment on," from Latin adiudicare "grant or award as a judge," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + iudicare "to judge," which is related to iudicem (see judge (v.)). Sense of "to have an opinion" is from c.1400. Related, Adjudged; adjudging.


This act provides that where proceedings are taken in any court by a money-lender for the recovery of money lent, and there is evidence which satisfies the court that the interest charged on the loan, or the amounts charged for expenses, inquiries, fines, bonus, premium, renewals, &c., are excessive, and that in either case the transaction is harsh and unconscionable, or is otherwise such that a court of equity would grant relief, the court may reopen the transaction and take an account between the money-lender and the person sued, and may, notwithstanding any statement or settlement of account or any agreement purporting to close previous dealings and create a new obligation, reopen any account already taken between them and relieve the person sued from payment of any sum in excess of the sum adjudged by the court to be fairly due in respect of such principal, interest and charges as the court, having regard to the risk and all the circumstances, may adjudge to be reasonable: The Money-lenders Act of 1900 was passed in consequence of grave abuses which had arisen.

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