adjudicate

[uh-joo-di-keyt]
verb (used with object), adjudicated, adjudicating.
1.
to pronounce or decree by judicial sentence.
2.
to settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially.
verb (used without object), adjudicated, adjudicating.
3.
to sit in judgment (usually followed by upon ).

Origin:
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
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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]
 
adjudi'cation
 
n
 
adjudicative
 
adj

adjudicator (əˈdʒuːdɪˌkeɪtə)
 
n
1.  a judge, esp in a competition
2.  an arbitrator, esp in a dispute

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adjudicate
1700, from L. adjudicat-, pp. stem of adjudicare "to adjudge, decide, ascribe" (see adjudge).
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Example sentences
We set our students a three hour exam at the end of term: one essay question,
  in an exam room with an adjudicator.
The adjudicator ultimately knocks down the fine significantly.
Adjudicator makes disability determination based on federal regulations.
The adjudicator will then use the claimant's chronological age.
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