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adjudge

[uh-juhj] /əˈdʒʌdʒ/
verb (used with object), adjudged, adjudging.
1.
to declare or pronounce formally; decree:
The will was adjudged void.
2.
to award or assign judicially:
The prize was adjudged to him.
3.
to decide by a judicial opinion or sentence:
to adjudge a case.
4.
to sentence or condemn:
He was adjudged to die.
5.
to deem; consider; think:
It was adjudged wise to avoid war.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English ajugen < Middle French ajug(i)er < Latin adjūdicāre. See adjudicate
Related forms
unadjudged, adjective
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Examples for adjudged
  • It is vital that whichever candidate is adjudged the loser should accept defeat with good grace.
  • The council shall be adjudged an aggrieved party for the purpose of bringing judicial action under this subsection.
British Dictionary definitions for adjudged

adjudge

/əˈdʒʌdʒ/
verb (transitive; usually passive)
1.
to pronounce formally; declare he was adjudged the winner
2.
  1. to determine judicially; judge
  2. to order or pronounce by law; decree he was adjudged bankrupt
  3. to award (costs, damages, etc)
3.
(archaic) to sentence or condemn
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin adjūdicāre. See adjudicate
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Word Origin and History for adjudged
adjudge
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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