verb (used with object), ad·judged, ad·judg·ing.
Origin of adjudge
Examples from the Web for adjudge
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.
A mistake in taste for which the wisdom of the future will adjudge a punishment called trigamy.The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce
We speak of a bond instead of a mortgage, and we adjudge where we ought to foreclose.The Book-Hunter|John Hill Burton
It could adjudge and carry out any punishment short of death, if so inclined.The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood|Arthur Griffiths
British Dictionary definitions for adjudge
verb (tr; usually passive)
- to determine judicially; judge
- to order or pronounce by law; decreehe was adjudged bankrupt
- to award (costs, damages, etc)
Word Origin for adjudge
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.