- 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 adjudicatorreferee, moderator, arbitrator, go-between, mediator, umpire, arbiter, judge, court, expert, justice, authority, critic, inspector, diplomat, delegate, ref, ump, maven, adjudicator
Examples from the Web for adjudicator
Contemporary Examples of adjudicator
If it passed muster with an adjudicator, it would be put on at the local playhouse.Angelina Jolie’s New Muse: The Rise of Jack O’Connell, Star of the WWII Epic ‘Unbroken’
December 10, 2014
Historical Examples of adjudicator
An adjudicator, for instance, is the first person to make a decision.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- a judge, esp in a competition
- an arbitrator, esp in a dispute
- (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
1804, agent noun in Latin form from adjudicate.
1700, from Latin adjudicatus, past participle of adjudicare (see adjudge). Related: Adjudicated; adjudicating.