adjudge

verb

ad·​judge ə-ˈjəj How to pronounce adjudge (audio)
adjudged; adjudging

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 in a Sentence

The court adjudged the contract to be fraudulent. his version of what had happened was generally adjudged to be completely fictitious
Recent Examples on the Web And inevitably, the officers adjudged that Spencer and two putative co-conspirators among the crew were guilty of planning a mutiny and should be hanged. Howard Schneider, National Review, 21 Dec. 2023 Even last season, as Arsenal finished fifth, they were widely adjudged to have bottled finishing in the Champions League places. Graham Ruthven, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023 So, according to conventional thinking, to focus on a man’s beauty (as opposed to, say, his virility), or use it to adjudge his character, risks emasculating him, depriving him of his inner value, his spirit, strength or accomplishments. Rhonda Garelick, New York Times, 16 June 2022 Milan were edging towards victory when Reina was harshly adjudged to have fouled Cristian Kouame in the 90th minute, and the hosts were handed a lifeline. SI.com, 5 Oct. 2019 Juve had the cheek to interrupt the aforementioned lap of honour after 84 minutes, winning a penalty after Enrico Bearzotti was adjudged to have handled in the box. SI.com, 19 May 2018 However, with moments left of the half, teenager Brandon Williams made a lung-busting run forwards and was adjudged to have been fouled inside the penalty area. SI.com, 24 Oct. 2019 Midway through the first half, Josip Ilicic broke forward at pace and was adjudged to have been chopped down by Fernandinho inside the box, giving the Italians the chance to take the lead from the spot. SI.com, 22 Oct. 2019 Chief Justice John Roberts: Two thirds of the senators present not having pronounced him guilty, the Senate adjudges that respondent Donald John Trump, president of the United States, is not guilty as charged in the second article of impeachment. NBC News, 6 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English ajuggen, adjuggen, borrowed from Anglo-French ajuger, adjuger, going back to Latin adjūdicāre, from ad- ad- + jūdicāre "to judge entry 2"

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of adjudge was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Adjudge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adjudge. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

adjudge

verb
ad·​judge ə-ˈjəj How to pronounce adjudge (audio)
adjudged; adjudging
1
: to decide or rule upon as a judge : adjudicate
2
: to consider or say to be : deem
they adjudged the play a success

Legal Definition

adjudge

transitive verb
ad·​judge ə-ˈjəj How to pronounce adjudge (audio)
adjudged; adjudging
1
2
: to award, grant, or impose judicially
adjudge costs to the plaintiff
adjudgment noun

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