- to pronounce or decree by judicial sentence.
- to settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially.
- to sit in judgment (usually followed by upon).
Origin of adjudicate
Examples from the Web for adjudicate
But law enforcement and the courts were torn on how to adjudicate the matter.Does Your Marriage Need a Digital Privacy Clause?
April 17, 2014
The folks from RecordSetter.com were there, the hosts told the hopeful twerkers, to adjudicate and certify the world record.Scandal in Twerktown: Big Freedia’s Twerking World Record Challenged
September 26, 2013
With the war having destroyed the judicial system, Syrians seek out members of ISIS to adjudicate disputes.How U.S. Strikes on Syria Help al Qaeda
August 28, 2013
Mexico has comparable federal bureaucratic structures, as well as an independent Electoral Tribunal to adjudicate disputes.Too Soon For 2016! How To End Our Endless Presidential Election Season
Raymond A. Smith
January 26, 2013
First, Congress should eliminate the power of federal courts to adjudicate separation of powers cases.After Health-Care Ruling, Time to Reconsider Supreme Court’s Power
David R. Dow
July 8, 2012
Whereupon three justices were appointed to adjudicate upon the case.The Church of Grasmere
Mary L. Armitt
And so on, as long as one has leisure to listen and adjudicate.Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier
T. L. Pennell
They are not proceedings in which this Court can adjudicate on the causes of the disaster.Judgments of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand on Proceedings to Review Aspects of the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Mount Erebus Aircraft Disaster
Sir Owen Woodhouse, R. B. Cooke, Ivor L. M. Richardson, Duncan Wallace McMullin, and Sir Edward Somers
To answer this question and to adjudicate between the litigants is hard enough, and yet I have stated the simplest difficulty.Problems in Greek history
John Pentland Mahaffy
Too often he was a man of no better education than the mass of litigants upon whose causes he was called to adjudicate.Law and Laughter
George Alexander Morton
- (when intr, usually foll by upon) to give a decision (on), esp a formal or binding one
- (intr) to act as an adjudicator
- (tr) chess to determine the likely result of (a game) by counting relative value of pieces, positional strength, etc
- (intr) to serve as a judge or arbiter, as in a competition
Word Origin and History for adjudicate
1700, from Latin adjudicatus, past participle of adjudicare (see adjudge). Related: Adjudicated; adjudicating.