Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb declare to be

Etymologies

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

[Middle English ajugen, from Old French ajuger, from Latin adiūdicāre; see adjudicate.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French ajugier, from Latin adiudicare.

Examples

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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:

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

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

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  • 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).

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