Definitions for: Adjudicate

[v] bring to an end; settle conclusively, as of a conflict; "The case was decided"; "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"; "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"
[v] put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of; "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ad*ju"di*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adjudicated;
p. pr. & vb. n. Adjudicating] [L. adjudicatus, p. p. of
adjudicare. See Adjudge.]
To adjudge; to try and determine, as a court; to settle by
judicial decree.

Ad*ju"di*cate, v. i.
To come to a judicial decision; as, the court adjudicated
upon the case.

Synonyms: decide, judge, resolve, settle, try

See Also: adjust, court-martial, decide, determine, end, judge, make up one's mind, terminate

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