adjudge

[ uh-juhj ]
/ əˈdʒʌdʒ /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. adjoint,
  2. adjoint differential equation,
  3. adjourn,
  4. adjournment,
  5. adjt.,
  6. adjudicate,
  7. adjudication,
  8. adjudicative,
  9. adjudicator,
  10. adjugate

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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British Dictionary definitions for adjudged

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 adjudged

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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