- 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
Examples from the Web for adjudged
He seemed miffed, after the game, to be adjudged the best player of the tournament.Germany Wins, World Cup Justice Is Served
July 13, 2014
Luckily for Sir Marcus, it was adjudged to be off our 'pitch.'It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
He was adjudged to the scaffold—he smiled when he heard the sentence.Calderon The Courtier
Yet he lost it, and the gold medal was adjudged to a pupil who was not afterwards heard of.Self-Help
Has she ever been adjudged so, or committed to any asylum for the insane?The Cross-Cut
Courtney Ryley Cooper
He was adjudged old enough to die, as he had been old enough to kill.The Story of the Outlaw
- to pronounce formally; declarehe was adjudged the winner
- to determine judicially; judge
- to order or pronounce by law; decreehe was adjudged bankrupt
- to award (costs, damages, etc)
- archaic to sentence or condemn
Word Origin and History for adjudged
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.