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adjudication

[uh-joo-di-key-shuh n] /əˌdʒu dɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act of adjudicating.
2.
Law.
  1. the act of a court in making an order, judgment, or decree.
  2. a judicial decision or sentence.
  3. a court decree in bankruptcy.
Origin of adjudication
1685-1695
1685-95; < Late Latin adjūdicātiōn- (stem of adjūdicātiō). See adjudicate, -ion
Related forms
nonadjudication, noun
readjudication, noun
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Word Origin and History for adjudication
n.

1690s, from French adjudication or directly from Late Latin adjudicationem (nominative adjudicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of adjudicare (see adjudge).

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