• WordNet 3.6
    • v adjudicate bring to an end; settle conclusively "The case was decided","The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff","The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"
    • v adjudicate put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife","The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Adjudicate To adjudge; to try and determine, as a court; to settle by judicial decree.
    • v. i Adjudicate To come to a judicial decision; as, the court adjudicated upon the case.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • adjudicate To adjudge; pronounce judgment upon; award judicially.
    • adjudicate To sit in judgment; give a judicial decision: with upon: as, the court adjudicated upon the case.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Adjudicate ad-jōō′di-kāt to determine judicially: to pronounce
    • v.i Adjudicate to pronounce judgment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. adjudicatus, p. p. of adjudicare,. See Adjudge


In literature:

As infringing the right of trial by jury this course of adjudication aroused protest even in conservative quarters.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Prizes were carried to Sierra Leone for adjudication, often with several hundred negroes on board.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sole job is to prevent crime and to adjudicate small civil cases.
"Anchorite" by Randall Garrett
He was sent to England to join Cardinal Wolsey in adjudicating upon the royal divorce.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Salisbury" by Gleeson White
In clear cases, however, after three months' notice, they were permitted to adjudicate.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
The cargo of a captured or detained vessel is not allowed to be taken on bail before adjudication without mutual consent.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I've adjudicated these things for years to voices not in the same class as yours.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
No new testimony bearing on the case may be introduced after the case has been closed by the adjudicators.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Lester's own relationship to the business would have to come up for adjudication.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
The adjudication of disputes board would not be, in any sense, a court of last resort.
"The Next Step" by Scott Nearing
It is not difficult to account for the inability of the courts to properly adjudicate the question of reasonable rates.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
There are other difficulties in compulsory adjudication of disputes.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg
Vesta Philbrook had stepped back, as if she had presented her case and waited adjudication.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
The smaller boy complained of the wrong, and the case was referred to Cyrus for his adjudication.
"Cyrus the Great" by Jacob Abbott
Alderman Absolute Always Adjudicated with Astonishing Ability After he had read some books from Cole's Book Arcade.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
It is folly for a man who has covered his sins to think there shall be no resurrection of them and no final adjudication.
"Sowing and Reaping" by Dwight Moody
This matter was not adjudicated.
"Report of the Proceedings at the Examination of Charles G. Davis, Esq., on the Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive Slave" by Various
During the summer of 1903 ten mixed commissions sat at Caracas to adjudicate upon the claims of as many nations against Venezuela.
"The United States and Latin America" by John Holladay Latané
Such has been the result of attempts to exclude the administrative element in adjudication.
"An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law" by Roscoe Pound
Here prizes were brought in for adjudication, and pirates to be tried and hanged.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude

In poetry:

We've got our foreign service boots — we've 'ad 'em 'alf a day;
If it wasn't for the Adjudant I'd sling the brutes away;
If I could 'ave my old ones back I'd give a fortnight's pay
An' chuck 'em in the pair I got this mornin'!
"The Route March" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

It also seeks to be maintained as a class action due to the large number of potential plaintiffs who, if they all sued individually, would risk having inconsistent or varying adjudications.
The following cases were adjudicated in District Court : Gregory Carzoli, 39, appeared Sept.
Rather than adjudicate this for years, we need to put this matter behind us and find an acceptable answer for this contentious legal fight.
It is the cornerstone of our system of adjudication.
The following cases were adjudicated in Carrizozo Magistrate Court: Melissa Terrazas, 41, appeared Oct.
In my house growing up we had rules that were set and adjudicated by the law of the land, my parents.
Where a plaintiff Peruvian citizen has been denied asylum in the United States, we find that the Board of Immigration Appeals' adjudication of the plaintiff's asylum petition was marred by legal error.
The following cases were recently adjudicated in Ruidoso Magistrate Court: Wesley Roller, 25, appeared Nov Full Story.
Adjudication Boardmember Joe Tanaka asked the small crowd, assembled in the David K Trask Building for the first Adjudication hearing of 2010.
The owner of Lloyd's Kahului Chevron, Yamamoto was up before the Maui County Liquor Control Adjudication Board on Mar 1.
3) Scarecrows will be adjudicated on creativity, materials used, detail.
Caddo Parish right-of-way agent, Jimmy Whittington will present a program on Adjudicated Property in the Eaves Room of the Shreve Memorial Main Library, located at 424 Texas Street, on May 18, 2011, at 12:00 noon.
Whittington will answer questions about adjudicated property, discussing the following.
Learn More About Adjudicated Property Over Lunch.
Things got a little more interesting at the October 7 Adjudication meeting, which featured three cases, all minor decoy stings .

In science:

These contrasting claims clearly need adjudication, but an independent reexamination is not available as of this writing.
Two-Photon Physics in Hadronic Processes
Balance tests based on d2 are particularly well-suited to adjudicate the success or failure of a given inexact propensity model and stratification procedure.
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
Others have suggested that the Turing test is not sufficient in that the behaviors under adjudication are too limited (Gunderson, 1971; Fodor, 1968).
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
Setting a domain of validity from the lens model alone may provide a rapid method to adjudicate validity of the Perturbative Method a priori, just from the lensing potential, without the need of obtaining images of the sources.
On the validity of the Perturbative Approach for Strong Lensing: Local Distortion for Pseudo-Elliptical Models