adjudge

[uh-juhj]
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:
1325–75; Middle English ajugen < Middle French ajug(i)er < Latin adjūdicāre. See adjudicate

unadjudged, adjective
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adjudge (əˈdʒʌdʒ)
 
vb
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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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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Example sentences
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.
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