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[uh-juhj] /əˈdʒʌdʒ/
verb (used with object), adjudged, adjudging.
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
1325-75; Middle English ajugen < Middle French ajug(i)er < Latin adjūdicāre. See adjudicate
Related forms
unadjudged, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for adjudge
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  • It was pretended that the Academy of Arcadians were to adjudge and decree the crown.

  • We speak of a bond instead of a mortgage, and we adjudge where we ought to foreclose.

    The Book-Hunter John Hill Burton
  • You are certainly not unhappy because you make eyes at the moon, and adjudge life to be vanity and vexation.

    The Potiphar Papers George William Curtis
  • That son he was about to adjudge to the gibbet and the hangman!

    Paul Clifford, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The law went so far as to adjudge to the purchaser of fruits anything found among these fruits.

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
  • No one can adjudge our modern large cities a healthy product.

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel
  • It was held competent for the court to adjudge any punishment short of death.

  • The khan sent his embassador to Vladimir, there to summon before him the two princes and their friends and to adjudge their cause.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
  • Now, Moiron seemed so normal, so quiet, so rational and sensible that it seemed impossible to adjudge him insane.

  • A mistake in taste for which the wisdom of the future will adjudge a punishment called trigamy.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
British Dictionary definitions for adjudge


verb (transitive; usually passive)
to pronounce formally; declare: he was adjudged the winner
  1. to determine judicially; judge
  2. to order or pronounce by law; decree: he was adjudged bankrupt
  3. to award (costs, damages, etc)
(archaic) to sentence or condemn
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin adjūdicāre. See adjudicate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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