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[ uh-joo-di-key-shuhn ]


  1. an act of adjudicating.
  2. Law.
    1. the act of a court in making an order, judgment, or decree.
    2. a judicial decision or sentence.
    3. a court decree in bankruptcy.

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Other Words From

  • nonad·judi·cation noun
  • read·judi·cation noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of adjudication1

First recorded in 1685–95, adjudication is from the Late Latin word adjūdicātiōn- (stem of adjūdicātiō ). See adjudicate, -ion

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Example Sentences

It also asks the court to declare the right of the claimants to withheld unemployment insurance benefits and speedy adjudication and communication with the state’s labor department on insurance claims.

Yet as Judge Richard Posner has remarked, judges bring their “priors” — “expectations, formed by background, experience, and temperament” — to the process of adjudication.

Before this season, Commissioner Greg Sankey hired Mike Eades, one of the sport’s most respected officials, to supervise the officials and the adjudication of replays.

To have these adjudications happening in the dark, without impartial journalists there to observe and report, it only deepens that chasm of trust and weakens the system as a whole.

She also emphasized that the state had a clear-cut adjudication process for counting ballots that could not be read by tabulators.

The adjudication of the Daily Beast office was clear and emphatic: penguin, penguin, penguin.

But there is no way they can help make the NFL a replacement for the adjudication process the courts system can deliver.

Instead of rushing the adjudication process, parole would be more appropriate.

For 150 years its mortifying confusions have been swept under the carpet with the court adjudication “stubborn child.”

There are no uniform standards for how agencies make this adjudication.

Then follows the first meeting of the bankrupt's creditors, within thirty days after the adjudication.

After one month, and within a year from the adjudication of bankruptcy, the bankrupt may apply for a discharge.

Meanwhile it had proved its mettle by taking a French contraband schooner and carrying her into Newport for adjudication.

Finally an amicable adjudication and division out of court was arranged by common friends.

There is probably no organized body so ill-fitted for adjudication upon any subject as Congress.