verb (used with object), adjudged, adjudging.
to declare or pronounce formally; decree: The will was adjudged void.
to award or assign judicially: The prize was adjudged to him.
to decide by a judicial opinion or sentence: to adjudge a case.
to sentence or condemn: He was adjudged to die.
to deem; consider; think: It was adjudged wise to avoid war.

1325–75; Middle English ajugen < Middle French ajug(i)er < Latin adjūdicāre. See adjudicate

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adjudge (əˈdʒʌdʒ)
1.  to pronounce formally; declare: he was adjudged the winner
2.  a.  to determine judicially; judge
 b.  to order or pronounce by law; decree: he was adjudged bankrupt
 c.  to award (costs, damages, etc)
3.  archaic to sentence or condemn
[C14: via Old French from Latin adjūdicāre. See adjudicate]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. ajugier, from L. adjudicare "grant or award as a judge," from ad- "to" + judicare (see judge).
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Example sentences
Stern left intact the authority of a bankruptcy judge to fully adjudge a creditor's claim.
The court may also in proper cases adjudge the party in contempt.
His application to adjudge the defendant in contempt is in addition specious.
Hovey's lyrics time will doubtless adjudge his best work.
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