Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To determine or decide by judicial procedure; adjudicate.
  • transitive v. To order judicially; rule.
  • transitive v. To award (damages, for example) by law.
  • transitive v. To regard, consider, or deem: was adjudged incompetent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To declare to be.
  • v. To deem or determine to be.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To award judicially in the case of a controverted question.
  • transitive v. To determine in the exercise of judicial power; to decide or award judicially; to adjudicate.
  • transitive v. To sentence; to condemn.
  • transitive v. To regard or hold; to judge; to deem.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. declare to be

Etymologies

Middle English ajugen, from Old French ajuger, from Latin adiūdicāre; see adjudicate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French ajugier, from Latin adiudicare. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The adjudge is a key contestant in the utilization of stripling Pop and free early recordings by start Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World and Yellowcard.

    Punk Reviews

  • 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:

    Matthew Yglesias » Constitutional Objections to Health Reform

  • My time is money, and I adjudge the value of my time away from home, particularly when I have just completed a days work.

    You can't have it! (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • 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.

    Home is where the heart is, Home Secretary

  • They would have to adjudge whether publication was in the public interest.

    Editors tangle with the zip code

  • 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 Volokh Conspiracy » Is the Slaughter Solution constitutional?

  • 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.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Ed DuMont Nominated for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • It is an orgy, a debauch; and I am sure the addled sailors adjudge me the queerest creature on board.

    CHAPTER XX

  • 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.

    Chapter 20

  • 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.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

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