adjudge


ad·judge

verb \ə-ˈjəj\

: to consider or judge (something) in a specified way

ad·judgedad·judg·ing

Full Definition of ADJUDGE

transitive verb
1
a :  to decide or rule upon as a judge :  adjudicate
b :  to pronounce judicially :  rule
2
archaic :  sentence, condemn
3
:  to hold or pronounce to be :  deem <adjudge the book a success>
4
:  to award or grant judicially in a case of controversy

Examples of ADJUDGE

  1. The court adjudged the contract to be fraudulent.
  2. <his version of what had happened was generally adjudged to be completely fictitious>

Origin of ADJUDGE

Middle English ajugen, from Anglo-French ajuger, from Latin adjudicare, from ad- + judicare to judge — more at judge
First Known Use: 14th century

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