Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To make a decision (in a legal case or proceeding), as where a judge or arbitrator rules on some disputed issue or claim between the parties.
  • intransitive verb To study and settle (a dispute or conflict).
  • intransitive verb To act as a judge of (a contest or an aspect of a contest).
  • intransitive verb To make a decision in a legal case or proceeding.
  • intransitive verb To study and settle a dispute or conflict.
  • intransitive verb To act as a judge of a contest.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

  • intransitive verb To come to a judicial decision.
  • transitive verb To adjudge; to try and determine, as a court; to settle by judicial decree.

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

  • verb To settle a legal case or other dispute.
  • verb To act as a judge.

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

  • verb bring to an end; settle conclusively
  • verb put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of

Etymologies

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

[Latin adiūdicāre, adiūdicāt-, to award to (judicially) : ad-, ad- + iūdicāre, to judge (from iūdex, judge; see judge).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin adiūdicō, from ad + iūdicō ("to judge").

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