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- v. To reject by judicial sentence; also, to abjudge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To reject by judicial sentence; also, to abjudge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take away by judicial sentence.
- Ash. To judge to be illegal or erroneous; reject as wrong: as, to abjudicate a contract.
From Latin abiūdicātus, perfect passive participle of abiūdicō ("deprive or take away by judicial sentence"), from ab ("from, away from") + iūdicō ("pass judgement; determine, conclude"). See judge, and compare abjudge. (Wiktionary)