follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

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
1685-1695
1685-95; < Late Latin adjūdicātiōn- (stem of adjūdicātiō). See adjudicate, -ion
Related forms
nonadjudication, noun
readjudication, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for adjudication
  • Real-time claims adjudication is a big component of his proposals.
  • First, the production and adjudication of poetry has become a profession rather than a calling.
  • The peaceful adjudication of property claims seems far away.
  • After everything else is completed, the final stage of the process is adjudication.
  • One of our esteemed contemporaries has undertaken, by an ingenious device, to secure an adjudication of a doubtful question.
  • Nor, historically, has the judicial oligarchy itself always felt that it ought to exercise its potential powers of adjudication.
  • During one early-morning jaunt, he allegedly had a dispute with a sportswriter that is still awaiting legal adjudication.
  • The claimants will win by obtaining more certain and quicker adjudication.
  • On the other hand, prosecutors are participants in an adversary system of adjudication.
  • The mobster didn't have to give up this information, since he was going to die before the adjudication of his case.
Word Origin and History for adjudication
adjudication
1690s, from L. adjudicationem, noun of action from adjudicatus, pp. of adjudicare (see adjudge).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for adjudication

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for adjudication

23
28
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with adjudication