- an act of adjudicating.
- the act of a court in making an order, judgment, or decree.
- a judicial decision or sentence.
- a court decree in bankruptcy.
Origin of adjudication
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Word Origin and History for readjudication
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