adjudge

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verb ad·judge \ə-ˈjəj\

Definition of adjudge

adjudged

adjudging

  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 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>

Origin and Etymology 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


ADJUDGE Defined for English Language Learners

adjudge

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verb ad·judge \ə-ˈjəj\

Definition of adjudge for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

adjudge

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transitive verb ad·judge \ə-ˈjəj\

Legal Definition of adjudge

adjudged

adjudging

  1. 1 :  adjudicate

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

adjudgment

noun

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