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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
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 readjudication

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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