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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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