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adjudication

[uh-joo-di-key-shuh n]
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noun
  1. an act of adjudicating.
  2. Law.
    1. the act of a court in making an order, judgment, or decree.
    2. a judicial decision or sentence.
    3. a court decree in bankruptcy.

Origin of adjudication

First recorded in 1685–95, adjudication is from the Late Latin word adjūdicātiōn- (stem of adjūdicātiō). See adjudicate, -ion
Related formsnon·ad·ju·di·ca·tion, nounre·ad·ju·di·ca·tion, noun
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Word Origin and History for adjudication

n.

1690s, from French adjudication or directly from Late Latin adjudicationem (nominative adjudicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of adjudicare (see adjudge).

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