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adjudicate

[ uh-joo-di-keyt ]
/ 蓹藞d蕭u d瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ad路ju路di路cat路ed, ad路ju路di路cat路ing.
to pronounce or decree by judicial sentence.
to settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially.
verb (used without object), ad路ju路di路cat路ed, ad路ju路di路cat路ing.
to sit in judgment (usually followed by upon).
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Origin of adjudicate

First recorded in 1690鈥1700, adjudicate is from the Latin word adj奴dic膩tus (past participle of adj奴dic膩re). See ad-, judge, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for adjudicate

adjudicate
/ (蓹藞d蕭u藧d瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb
(when intr, usually foll by upon) to give a decision (on), esp a formal or binding one
(intr) to act as an adjudicator
(tr) chess to determine the likely result of (a game) by counting relative value of pieces, positional strength, etc
(intr) to serve as a judge or arbiter, as in a competition

Derived forms of adjudicate

adjudication, nounadjudicative (蓹藞d蕭u藧d瑟k蓹t瑟v), adjective

Word Origin for adjudicate

C18: from Latin adj奴dic膩re to award something to someone, from ad- to + j奴dic膩re to act as a judge, from j奴dex judge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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