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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)


  • For as the people, in order to be able to abjudicate with a title of right regarding the supreme power in the state, must be regarded as already united under one common legislative will, it cannot judge otherwise than as the present supreme head of the state (summus imperans) wills.

    The Science of Right


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