ad·ju·di·cate /ə-'jü-di-ˌkāt/ vb -cat·ed, -cat·ing [Latin adjudicare to award in judgment, from ad to, for + judicare to judge see judge]vt1: to settle either finally or temporarily (the rights and duties of the parties to a judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding) on the merits of the issues raised2: to pass judgment on as a judge: settle judicially3: to pronounce judicially to bewas adjudicated a bankruptwas adjudicated the child's father4: to convey by judicial salevi: to come to a judicial decision: act as judgethe court adjudicated upon the casead·ju·di·ca·tion /ə-ˌjü-di-'kā-shən/ nad·ju·di·ca·tive /ə-'jü-di-ˌkā-tiv, -kə-/ nad·ju·di·ca·tor /-ˌkā-tər/ n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
adjudge, arbitrate, award, award judgment, conclude, decide, decree, deem, deliver judgment, determine, determine finally, exercise judicial authority, find, give judgment, hear, hear the case, hold court, judge, make a decision, mediate, order, pass judgment, pass sentence, pronounce, referee, render judgment, rule, rule upon, settle, sit in judgment, try, try the cause
associated concepts: adjudicate a juvenile delinquent, adjudicate a youthful offender, adjudicate an incompetent, adjudicate bankruptcy, adjudicate guilt, adjudicate innocence, adjudicate insolvency, adjudicate jurisdictional questions, adjudicate liability
- Cessa regnare, si non vis judicare. — Cease to reign, if you don't wish to adjudicate- In propria causa nemo judex. — No one can be a judge in his own causeII index adjudge, arbitrate (adjudge), award, decide, decree, determine, find (determine), hear (give a legal hearing), judge, pronounce (pass judgment), rule (decide), try (conduct a trial)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To judge; to formally issue a final judgment in a court proceeding. Synonymous with adjudge.n.adjudication
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
To rule upon or decide in a judicial proceeding.Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & DebtCategory: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.