adjudge

[ uh-juhj ]
/ əˈdʒʌdʒ /

verb (used with object), ad·judged, ad·judg·ing.

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 formsun·ad·judged, adjective
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adjudge

/ (əˈdʒʌdʒ) /

verb (tr; usually passive)

to pronounce formally; declarehe was adjudged the winner
  1. to determine judicially; judge
  2. to order or pronounce by law; decreehe was adjudged bankrupt
  3. to award (costs, damages, etc)
archaic to sentence or condemn

Word Origin for adjudge

C14: via Old French from Latin adjūdicāre. See adjudicate
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Word Origin and History for adjudge

adjudge


v.

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.

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