to pronounce or decree by judicial sentence.
to settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially.
to act as judge of (a contest).
to sit in judgment (usually followed by upon).
- ad·ju·di·ca·tive [uh-joo-di-key-tiv, ‐kuh-tiv], /əˈdʒu dɪˌkeɪ tɪv, ‐kə tɪv/, ad·ju·di·ca·to·ry [uh-joo-di-kuh-tawr-ee], /əˈdʒu dɪ kəˌtɔr i/, adjective
- ad·ju·di·ca·tor, noun
- non·ad·ju·di·ca·tive, adjective
- non·ad·ju·di·ca·tive·ly, adverb
- re·ad·ju·di·cate, verb, re·ad·ju·di·cat·ed, re·ad·ju·di·cat·ing.
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How to use adjudicate in a sentence
Elections staff members were in the middle of adjudicating the county’s last batch of ballots, one of the final phases of the tally, when they decided to postpone.Democrats win control of U.S. Senate as Ossoff defeats Perdue | John Wagner, Brittany Shammas, Derek Hawkins, Cleve Wootson, Hannah Knowles | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
We’re just a neutral space, people come and use us, we don’t try to adjudicate’.
The ICJ adjudicates on disputes between states and its rulings are binding.
Not in the judicial branch of Government, for it only adjudicates and does not prescribe laws.American Eloquence, Volume IV. (of 4) | Various
British Dictionary definitions for adjudicate
(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
- adjudication, noun
- adjudicative (əˈdʒuːdɪkətɪv), adjective
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