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

adjudicative [uh-joo-di-key-tiv, ‐kuh-tiv] , adjudicatory [uh-joo-di-kuh-tawr-ee, ‐tohr-ee] , adjective
adjudicator, noun
misadjudicated, adjective
nonadjudicated, adjective
nonadjudicative, adjective
nonadjudicatively, adverb
readjudicate, verb, readjudicated, readjudicating.
unadjudicated, adjective Unabridged
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adjudicate (əˈdʒuːdɪˌkeɪt)
vb (when intr, usually foll by upon)
1.  to give a decision (on), esp a formal or binding one
2.  (intr) to act as an adjudicator
3.  (tr) chess to determine the likely result of (a game) by counting relative value of pieces, positional strength, etc
4.  (intr) to serve as a judge or arbiter, as in a competition
[C18: from Latin adjūdicāre to award something to someone, from ad- to + jūdicāre to act as a judge, from jūdex judge]

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Word Origin & History

1700, from L. adjudicat-, pp. stem of adjudicare "to adjudge, decide, ascribe" (see adjudge).
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Example sentences
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.
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