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[uh-joo-di-keyt] /əˈdʒu dɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), adjudicated, adjudicating.
to pronounce or decree by judicial sentence.
to settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially.
verb (used without object), adjudicated, adjudicating.
to sit in judgment (usually followed by upon).
1690-1700; < Latin adjūdicātus (past participle of adjūdicāre). See ad-, judge, -ate1
Related forms
[uh-joo-di-key-tiv, ‐kuh-tiv] /əˈdʒu dɪˌkeɪ tɪv, ‐kə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
[uh-joo-di-kuh-tawr-ee, ‐tohr-ee] /əˈdʒu dɪ kəˌtɔr i, ‐ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjudicator, noun
misadjudicated, adjective
nonadjudicated, adjective
nonadjudicative, adjective
nonadjudicatively, adverb
readjudicate, verb, readjudicated, readjudicating.
unadjudicated, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for adjudicated
  • Nearly every significant aspect of the plant's impact must be adjudicated before a final decision can be reached.
  • The accused can then have the case adjudicated in a court of law, where it belongs--not before some campus judicial board.
  • Most street pat-downs are never recorded, scrutinised by a prosecutor, challenged by a lawyer or adjudicated by a judge.
  • He said truth would have been better served if the original discrimination lawsuit had been fully adjudicated.
  • They spent months or even years in camps while their cases were adjudicated.
  • The code applies to private and adjudicated kids alike.
  • He was never prosecuted, and the complaints were not adjudicated within the church.
  • The return of a commission in this instance would be adjudicated in a civil action.
  • Glover wanted to attend a hearing with the driver or have the matter adjudicated.
  • Estates are being administered and important rights adjudicated.
British Dictionary definitions for adjudicated


when intr, usually foll by upon. to give a decision (on), esp a formal or binding one
(intransitive) to act as an adjudicator
(transitive) (chess) to determine the likely result of (a game) by counting relative value of pieces, positional strength, etc
(intransitive) to serve as a judge or arbiter, as in a competition
Derived Forms
adjudication, noun
adjudicative (əˈdʒuːdɪkətɪv) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin adjūdicāre to award something to someone, from ad- to + jūdicāre to act as a judge, from jūdex judge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for adjudicated



1700, from Latin adjudicatus, past participle of adjudicare (see adjudge). Related: Adjudicated; adjudicating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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