- 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
Related Words for adjudicatesarbitrate, referee, decide, umpire, mediate, settle, determine, adjudge
Examples from the Web for adjudicates
Contemporary Examples of adjudicates
The ICJ adjudicates on disputes between states and its rulings are binding.Serbia and Croatia’s Competing Genocide Claims
March 11, 2014
Historical Examples of adjudicates
Not in the judicial branch of Government, for it only adjudicates and does not prescribe laws.
- (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 for adjudicate
1700, from Latin adjudicatus, past participle of adjudicare (see adjudge). Related: Adjudicated; adjudicating.