[ uh-joo-di-keyt ]
/ əˈdʒu dɪˌkeɪt /
verb (used with object), ad·ju·di·cat·ed, ad·ju·di·cat·ing.
to pronounce or decree by judicial sentence.
to settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially.
verb (used without object), ad·ju·di·cat·ed, ad·ju·di·cat·ing.
to sit in judgment (usually followed by upon).
Origin of adjudicate
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, ‐tohr-ee] /əˈdʒu dɪ kəˌtɔr i, ‐ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivead·ju·di·ca·tor, nounmis·ad·ju·di·cat·ed, adjectivenon·ad·ju·di·cat·ed, adjective
non·ad·ju·di·ca·tive, adjectivenon·ad·ju·di·ca·tive·ly, adverbre·ad·ju·di·cate, verb, re·ad·ju·di·cat·ed, re·ad·ju·di·cat·ing.un·ad·ju·di·cat·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for 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’|Marlow Stern|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
British Dictionary definitions for adjudicator (1 of 2)
/ (əˈdʒuːdɪˌkeɪtə) /
a judge, esp in a competition
an arbitrator, esp in a dispute
British Dictionary definitions for adjudicator (2 of 2)
/ (əˈdʒuːdɪˌkeɪt) /
(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
Derived Formsadjudication, nounadjudicative (əˈdʒuːdɪkətɪv), adjective
Word Origin for adjudicate
C18: from Latin adjūdicāre to award something to someone, from ad- to + jūdicāre to act as a judge, from jūdex judge
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