- to declare or pronounce formally; decree: The will was adjudged void.
- to award or assign judicially: The prize was adjudged to him.
- to decide by a judicial opinion or sentence: to adjudge a case.
- to sentence or condemn: He was adjudged to die.
- to deem; consider; think: It was adjudged wise to avoid war.
Origin of adjudge
Examples from the Web for adjudge
"Unless you should adjudge me too unworthy for the office," I answered humbly.The Strolling Saint
We speak of a bond instead of a mortgage, and we adjudge where we ought to foreclose.The Book-Hunter
John Hill Burton
If the magistrates would so adjudge her, she would, according to the laws, be hung.The Witch of Salem
John R. Musick
And ye prelates and peers, milites and ministers, proceed to adjudge the living!Harold, Complete
That son he was about to adjudge to the gibbet and the hangman!Paul Clifford, Complete
- to pronounce formally; declarehe was adjudged the winner
- to determine judicially; judge
- to order or pronounce by law; decreehe was adjudged bankrupt
- to award (costs, damages, etc)
- archaic to sentence or condemn
Word Origin and History for adjudge
late 14c., "to make a judicial decision," from Old French ajugier "to judge, pass judgment on," from Latin adiudicare "grant or award as a judge," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + iudicare "to judge," which is related to iudicem (see judge (v.)). Sense of "to have an opinion" is from c.1400. Related: Adjudged; adjudging.