from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To hear and settle (a case) by judicial procedure.
- transitive v. To study and settle (a dispute or conflict): The principal adjudicated our quarrel.
- intransitive v. To act as a judge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To settle a legal case or other dispute.
- v. To act as a judge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To adjudge; to try and determine, as a court; to settle by judicial decree.
- intransitive v. To come to a judicial decision.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To adjudge; pronounce judgment upon; award judicially.
- To sit in judgment; give a judicial decision: with upon: as, the court adjudicated upon the case.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. bring to an end; settle conclusively
- v. put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
Latin adiūdicāre, adiūdicāt-, to award to (judicially) : ad-, ad- + iūdicāre, to judge (from iūdex, judge; see judge).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin adiūdicō, from ad + iūdicō ("to judge"). (Wiktionary)