adjudge

verb ad·judge \ ə-ˈjəj \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of adjudge

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

  1. The court adjudged the contract to be fraudulent.

  2. his version of what had happened was generally adjudged to be completely fictitious

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Origin and Etymology of adjudge

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


ADJUDGE Defined for English Language Learners

adjudge

verb

Definition of adjudge for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

adjudge

transitive verb ad·judge \ ə-ˈjəj \

legal Definition of adjudge

adjudged; adjudging
2 : to award, grant, or impose judicially
  • adjudge costs to the plaintiff

adjudgment

noun


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