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Definition of the verb adjudicate

What does adjudicate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: adjudicated | adjudicating | adjudicates

  1. put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
  2. bring to an end; settle conclusively
    • example: The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of adjudicate: decide / resolve / settle
    • more generic words: end / terminate = bring to an end or halt
    • more specific words:
      • judge = determine the result of
      • adjust = decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim

Alternative definition of the verb adjudicate


  1. To settle a legal case or other dispute.
  2. To act as a judge.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for adjudicate

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Google previewEverything You Need to Know about Family Court (1999)

by Anne Bianchi

To adjudicate means simply to decide or settle a matter as a judge. The adjudication of a delinquency proceeding is the judge's decision, or judgement. The judge does not find the youth guilty or not guilty, but delinquent or not.

Google previewInternational Trade Law: An Interdisciplinary, Non-Western Textbook, Fourth Edition (2015), Volume 1: Fundamental Obligations (2015)

by Raj Bhala

as “Manufacturer” One of the few disputes in which MFN treatment was a central issue for the Appellate Body to adjudicate is the Canada Auto Pact case.8 The facts of the case long predate the birth of the WTO. In January 1965, President ...

Google previewAn Introduction to the Bible (2009)

by Robert Kugler, Patrick Hartin

Rendering the question especially difficult to adjudicate is the fact that the Alpha Text is preserved only in five medieval manuscripts. The Date of the Book of Esther and Its Value Esther 179.

Google previewThe Wrong Word Dictionary (2012)

2,500 Most Commonly Confused Words by Dave Dowling

Adjudicate, Arbitrate, Mediate Adjudicate means to act as a judge in disputes. The department has jurisdiction to adjudicate all of the appeals. Arbitrate means to make a neutral judgment. Ken willingly agrees to arbitrate the contract dispute.

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

adjudicate. Adjudicate, v. a> Determine. See ADJUDGE. Adjudicate, .-' « Judge, decide, determine ...

Google previewGilbert Pocket Size Law Dictionary 3d (2014)

by Publishers Editorial Staff

Civil courts adjudicate controversies between individuals involving private rights. Criminal courts adjudicate cases involving criminal laws. A court of equity administers justice according to principles of equity. courtmartial 1. A military court ...

Google previewDictionary of Law (1999)

by Peter Hodgson Collin

adjudicate. certain ages are likely to live, used to calculate life assurance premiums actus reus Latin phrase meaning 'guilty act': act which is forhidden hy the criminal law, one of the two elements of a crime; compare MENS REA. See note at ...

Google previewWebster's New World Law Dictionary (2010)

by Jonathan Wallace, Susan Ellis Wild

A state court with jurisdiction to adjudicate family law issues, such as divorce, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, paternity, and domestic violence. federal court. An Article III court. Most actions involving federal law are tried ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

pendent party jurisdiction : supplemental jurisdiction that allows a federal court to adjudicate a state law claim asserted against a third party which is part of a case brought to it under its original jurisdiction personal jurisdiction : the jurisdiction ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1900)

by David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, James Cockcroft, Charles Porterfield

Jurisdiction to adjudicate the right to homestead, or to - set off and assign it to one entitled thereto, depends upon the statutes of the particular states, and no general rule can be stated in this regard.” Infringement or Loss of Right. —Where the ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Ant lugubrious -Con dolorous, doleful, *melancholy: *miserable, wretched judge vb 1 Judge, adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate mean to decide something ...

Google previewPaperback Oxford English Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite

adjudicate. ad n. informal an advertisement. adage /ad-ij/ n. a popular saying expressing something that most people accept as true. adagio /uh-dah-ji-oh/ Music adv. & adj. in slow time. n. (pl. adagios) a passage in slow time. adamant adj.

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Scrabble value of A1D2J8U1D2I1C3A1T1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 21 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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