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/ 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.
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Origin of adjudge
1325–75; Middle English ajugen<Middle French ajug(i)er<Latin adjūdicāre.See adjudicate
OTHER WORDS FROM adjudgeun·ad·judged, adjective
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How to use adjudge in a sentence
He seemed miffed, after the game, to be adjudged the best player of the tournament.Germany Wins, World Cup Justice Is Served|Tunku Varadarajan|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the reign of some of the English kings the demolition of such houses would not have been adjudged treason.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
This province, having taken depositions in regard to it, with the aid of the said letter, adjudged Japon accordingly.
Open heresy could not be permitted, nor any worship that was adjudged to be distinctly prejudicial to the interests of the State.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
The Church adjudged Simone heretic, and condemned her for salutary penance to the bread of suffering and the water of affliction.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche|Anatole France
So was it adjudged that the Vaerings should have the choice in all those matters about which there had been strife.
British Dictionary definitions for adjudge
/ (əˈdʒʌdʒ) /
verb (tr; usually passive)
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 for adjudge
C14: via Old French from Latin adjūdicāre. See adjudicate
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