Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of adjudicating; the act or process of determining or adjudging; a passing of judgment.
  • noun In law: A judicial sentence; judgment or decision of a court. The act of a court declaring an ascertained fact: as, an adjudication of bankruptcy.
  • noun In Scots law, the diligence or process by which land is attached in security for or in payment of a debt.

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

  • noun The act of adjudicating; the act or process of trying and determining judicially.
  • noun A deliberate determination by the judicial power; a judicial decision or sentence.
  • noun (Bankruptcy practice) The decision upon the question whether the debtor is a bankrupt.
  • noun (Scots Law) A process by which land is attached security or in satisfaction of a debt.

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

  • noun The act of adjudicating, of reaching a judgement.
  • noun A judgment or sentence.
  • noun law The decision upon the question of whether the debtor is a bankrupt.
  • noun The process of identifying the type of material or device that set off an alarm and assessing the potential threat with corresponding implications for the need to take further action.
  • noun law, Scotland A process by which land is attached as security or in satisfaction of a debt.

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

  • noun the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented

Etymologies

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Latin adjudicatio

Examples

  • listener, so presenter Tim Harford asked software designer Mike Thelan, who runs Zyzzyva, a word adjudication programme which is used at various Scrabble tournaments, to crunch the numbers.

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  • In Texas county and district courts, where deferred adjudication is used for more serious misdemeanor and felony offenses, the burden is on the State to demonstrate violation of the conditions, and the State must request a hearing to do so.

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  • Balance is therefore the key legal issue in adjudication of explicit individual versus non-explicit governmental 4A constitutional rights/entitlements (?) Denlen (Quote)

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  • Given that the DA will see his chances for re-election dwindle if he/she is perceived to be soft on a multiple felony slam-dunk conviction case against a spoiled, arrogant, crime-committing, room-temperature-IQ behemoth, I suspect the moron in question (e.g., the football player), after considerable wheeling and dealing by his zealous defense attorney -- who is just doing his job, will likely receive felony deferred adjudication from the appropriate court.

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  • Judge Posner acknowledges that a pragmatist need not think that pragmatic adjudication is wise.

    Balkinization

  • Judge Posner acknowledges that a pragmatist need not think that pragmatic adjudication is wise.

    Balkinization

  • After a six-month apprenticeship in adjudication, I began to serve officially as a judge in March

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  • Craft warned about the “details of unsettled rules of property and personal rights — of inconsistent and conflicting decisions — of instability in adjudication made, and want of adherence to what was of old established [precedent] …” Judge Seymour D. Thompson, in an 1888 address to the Georgia Bar, observed that “doubts and infirmities seem to permeate every title of our case made law,” adding, “what is called legal sense is often the rankest nonsense.”

    Balkinization

  • As part of the plea agreement, Martin received 24 months of deferred adjudication, which is a form of probation, and must pay a $200 fine.

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  • (or unfair competition) claim without creating federal jurisdiction, so too can state law permissibly regulate juvenile federal offenses as long as this doesn't constitute what we'd normally refer to as the adjudication of federal criminal offense.

    California Appellate Report

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