American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To determine or decide by judicial procedure; adjudicate.
- v. To order judicially; rule.
- v. To award (damages, for example) by law.
- v. To regard, consider, or deem: was adjudged incompetent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To award judicially; assign: as, the prize was adjudged to him.
- To decide by a judicial opinion or sentence; adjudicate upon; determine; settle.
- To pass sentence on; sentence or condemn.
- To deem; judge; consider.
- Synonyms To decree, adjudicate.
- To decree; decide; pass sentence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To award judicially in the case of a controverted question.
- v. To determine in the exercise of judicial power; to decide or award judicially; to adjudicate.
- v. To sentence; to condemn.
- v. To regard or hold; to judge; to deem.
- v. declare to be
- From Old French ajugier, from Latin adiudicare. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English ajugen, from Old French ajuger, from Latin adiūdicāre; see adjudicate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“In other words, you have to hope that the current court is willing, not only to uphold the decision of Wickard (a good bet) but also to blow through it and set an even more lenient standard by which to adjudge Congressional authority (a bad bet). perturbed says:”
“My time is money, and I adjudge the value of my time away from home, particularly when I have just completed a days work.”
“Applying my earlier test of what a Jury would make of it, I am also confident that they would think differently from the Standards & Privileges Committee and swiftly adjudge it to be a thoroughly dishonest wheeze.”
“They would have to adjudge whether publication was in the public interest.”
“The hypothetical prophetic comment from Prof. Adler regarding the enrolled bill rule, makes clear that someone has to be able to adjudge rank abuse of the Constitution by the “political department” with standing limited to a state, and original jurisdiction in SCOTUS (who will pass it off to a master or the DCCCOA).”
“The standard for drafting forward looking patent claims should be neither too high, nor to low, but one probably cannot adjudge and articulate this standard unless one has drafted a lot of patent claims and seen how well they have withstood the (ten year) test oftime.”
“It is an orgy, a debauch; and I am sure the addled sailors adjudge me the queerest creature on board.”
“Yet of it all nothing do I adjudge so splendid as this accolade delivered by two lifers in solitary deemed by the world as the very bottom-most of the human cesspool.”
“And another thing: why not unshackle the judges from the guideline straightjacket and stuff, made them what they should be - free to adjudge the case put to them by the adversarial advocates with nothing but their knowledge of the law, and their conscience.”
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