[uh-joo-di-key-shuh n]


an act of adjudicating.
  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.

Nearby words

  1. adjourn,
  2. adjournment,
  3. adjt.,
  4. adjudge,
  5. adjudicate,
  6. adjudicative,
  7. adjudicator,
  8. adjugate,
  9. adjunct,
  10. adjunct professor

Origin of adjudication

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

Related formsnon·ad·ju·di·ca·tion, nounre·ad·ju·di·ca·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for re-adjudication



1690s, from French adjudication or directly from Late Latin adjudicationem (nominative adjudicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of adjudicare (see adjudge).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper