• WordNet 3.6
    • n adjudication the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Adjudication A deliberate determination by the judicial power; a judicial decision or sentence. "An adjudication in favor of natural rights."
    • Adjudication (Scots Law) A process by which land is attached security or in satisfaction of a debt.
    • Adjudication The act of adjudicating; the act or process of trying and determining judicially.
    • Adjudication (Bankruptcy practice) The decision upon the question whether the debtor is a bankrupt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n adjudication The act of adjudicating; the act or process of determining or adjudging; a passing of judgment.
    • n adjudication In law: A judicial sentence; judgment or decision of a court. The act of a court declaring an ascertained fact: as, an adjudication of bankruptcy.
    • n adjudication In Scots law, the diligence or process by which land is attached in security for or in payment of a debt.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Adjudication (Eng. law) an order of the Bankruptcy Court, adjudging the debtor to be a bankrupt, and transferring his property to a trustee
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. adjudicatio,: cf. F. adjudication,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. adjudicāre, -ātum.


In literature:

To pronounce, find, judge, sentence, give judgment; bring in a verdict; doom, to arbitrate, adjudicate, award, report.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
This adjudication was ordered to be immediately executed.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5)" by John Marshall
This question must likewise be brought to the Supreme Court for adjudication.
"Continental Monthly , Vol IV, Issue VI, December 1863" by Various
It therefore devolves on us very briefly to adjudicate upon the contending opinions.
"A Candid Examination of Theism" by George John Romanes
All human enactments, adjudications and usages not founded on these, are of no legal force, and should be trampled under foot.
"Autographs for Freedom, Volume 2 (of 2) (1854)" by Various
A country presbyter, by the name of Fidus, had sent two cases for their adjudication.
"Bertha and Her Baptism" by Nehemiah Adams
Mansfield, RN, and four seamen, to be conveyed to Saint Helena for adjudication.
"Our Sailors" by W.H.G. Kingston
Captain Idle, having taken our prisoners out of us, ordered us to proceed forthwith with the negroes to Sierra Leone for adjudication.
"Salt Water" by W. H. G. Kingston
All the vessels, therefore, which we had hitherto captured, were sent to Gibraltar for adjudication, and we now added to their number.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
After filing a voluntary petition the judge makes an adjudication.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles

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:

This barbecue judge prepared to adjudicate .
The Tamaqua Area "Raider" Marching Band will be hosting their 16th Annual Land of Running Water Marching Band Adjudication this Saturday starting at 6:30 pm at the Tamaqua Sports Complex.
Student's delinquency adjudication involving in-school incident reversed.
A Ben Davis High School student won an appeal of his adjudication as a delinquent Tuesday after the Court of Appeals held the circumstances for which he was adjudicated did not meet the equivalent of Class D felony resisting law enforcement.
Judges uphold 11-year-old's reckless homicide adjudication .
The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed a Morgan County boy's adjudication for shooting his younger brother while the two were home alone.
Provides Drafting Guidelines To Implement Clients' Choice Of Adjudication Over Arbitration.
Big welcome to Linda Fernandez, the newest member of the LC Adjudication Board.
Many Adjudications have no hearing and are decided on the basis of written submissions.
In recent East Hampton Town Justice Court adjudications, a number of driving-while-intoxicated cases and related offenses were disposed of.
Many of the bars and restaurants that get called before the Adjudication Board did indeed screw up.
On March 19, two nominees for the LC Adjudication Board and two nominees for the Liquor Commission will go before the County Council for final approval.
Military adjudication workers will be relocated to this new facility at Fort Meade, Md.
Twelve high school marching bands entertained a lively crowd during the 16th Annual Land of Running Water Marching Band Adjudication held over the weekend at the Tamaqua Sports Complex.
The 10 winning ETDs were selected through a rigorous selection process which combined a shortlisting of the most downloaded ETDs per subject area through Scirus, and adjudication by scientific editors from Elsevier Journals Publishing unit.

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