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adjudge

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verb ad·judge \ə-ˈjəj\

Simple Definition of adjudge

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

Full Definition of adjudge

ad·judgedad·judg·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to decide or rule upon as a judge :  adjudicate b :  to pronounce judicially :  rule

  3. 2 archaic :  sentence, condemn

  4. 3 :  to hold or pronounce to be :  deem <adjudge the book a success>

  5. 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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