Verb adjudicate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


adjudicate (third-person singular simple present adjudicates, present participle adjudicating, simple past and past participle adjudicated)

  1. To settle a legal case or other dispute.
  2. To act as a judge.

More definition: pronounce or decree by judicial sentence. settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially. sit in judgment (usually followed by upon).

1. when intr, usually foll by upon. to give a decision (on), esp a formal or binding one

2. (intransitive) to act as an adjudicator

3. (transitive) (chess) to determine the likely result of (a game) by counting relative value of pieces, positional strength, etc

4. (intransitive) to serve as a judge or arbiter, as in a competition Derived Formsadjudication, nounadjudicative (əˈdʒuːdɪkətɪv) adjective Word OriginC18, from Latin adjūdicāre to award something to someone, from ad- to + jūdicāre to act as a judge, from jūdex judgeCollins 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
1700, from Latin adjudicatus, past participle of adjudicare (see adjudge). Related, Adjudicated; adjudicating.


It will be observed that the king does not hear the cause or adjudicate upon it.

Boetius ends by declining to adjudicate between Plato and Aristotle, remarking in a semi-apologetic style that, if he has expounded Aristotle's opinion by preference, his course is justified by the fact that he is commenting upon an introduction to Aristotle.

Castile and Aragon alike royal officers were appointed to adjudicate on disputes within.

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