- 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 adjudicator
If it passed muster with an adjudicator, it would be put on at the local playhouse.Angelina Jolie’s New Muse: The Rise of Jack O’Connell, Star of the WWII Epic ‘Unbroken’
December 10, 2014
An adjudicator, for instance, is the first person to make a decision.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- a judge, esp in a competition
- an arbitrator, esp in a dispute
- (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 adjudicator
1804, agent noun in Latin form from adjudicate.
1700, from Latin adjudicatus, past participle of adjudicare (see adjudge). Related: Adjudicated; adjudicating.