- to pronounce or decree by judicial sentence.
- to settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially.
- to sit in judgment (usually followed by upon).
Origin of adjudicate
Examples from the Web for adjudicated
Clark, the first Jewish American League umpire, adjudicated baseball for three decades.Home Runs, Frozen Ropes, And Some Wild Cards In Best Baseball Books
April 11, 2014
In fact, opposing sides of the issue are still clinging to the same flawed arguments as they were when Crawford was adjudicated.Why Judge Posner Changed His Mind On Voter ID Laws
Richard L. Hasen
October 23, 2013
Moral questions of responsibility, however, cannot be adjudicated by statistics.New Report Cites Half-a-Million War Related Dead in Iraq
Brian Van Reet
October 23, 2013
Current federal guidelines bar gun sales only to people who have been institutionalized or “adjudicated as a mental defective.”The Great GOP Mental-Health Hypocrisy
September 20, 2013
In court he was adjudicated a “predator”—a legal label he will wear for life.Autism and Child Pornography: A Toxic Combination
August 5, 2013
I've adjudicated these things for years to voices not in the same class as yours.Stingaree
E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
In this situation can the title to the vessel be adjudicated by American courts?The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4
Albert J. Beveridge
Every man who came within their range of vision was duly examined and adjudicated.The Shadow
At the May meeting of 1765 the first felony case was adjudicated.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)
William Henry Atherton
The natural consequences of his acts were, to take the vessel and send her to a port to be adjudicated upon as a prize.
- (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
Word Origin and History for adjudicated
1700, from Latin adjudicatus, past participle of adjudicare (see adjudge). Related: Adjudicated; adjudicating.