Definitions for: Adjudication

[n] the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented

Webster (1913) Definition: Ad*ju`di*ca"tion, n. [L. adjudicatio: cf. F.
1. The act of adjudicating; the act or process of trying and
determining judicially.

2. A deliberate determination by the judicial power; a
judicial decision or sentence. ``An adjudication in favor
of natural rights.'' --Burke.

3. (Bankruptcy practice) The decision upon the question
whether the debtor is a bankrupt. --Abbott.

4. (Scots Law) A process by which land is attached security
or in satisfaction of a debt.

See Also: assessment, judgement, judgment

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