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

Definition of adjudge

transitive verb

1a : 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

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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 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., 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., 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., 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., 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 In a strikingly similar turn of events to last season's Champions League quarter-final, Man City were once again denied victory in injury time, defender Aymeric Laporte adjudged to have handled in the buildup to Gabriel Jesus' disallowed goal., 18 Aug. 2019 Chelsea dominated the majority of the game and the Blues were rewarded with a penalty at the end of the first half after VAR adjudged that Gazzaniga had brought down Marcos Alonso in the box. George Ramsay, CNN, 22 Dec. 2019 Then Napoli found the breakthrough after Robertson was adjudged to have tripped Callejon in the area. Andrew Dampf, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of adjudge

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

History and Etymology for adjudge

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

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“Adjudge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of adjudge

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


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

Legal Definition of adjudge

2 : to award, grant, or impose judicially adjudge costs to the plaintiff

Other Words from adjudge

adjudgment noun

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