plural -s
: the part appearing at the end of the formula or written order of reference in an action in Roman law for partition of property held by common or joint owners that empowered the judge to adjudge the ownership of the property and to make the actual partition
Roman & civil law : a court decree awarding or establishing ownership
also : acquisition by operation of law

Word History


Late Latin

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of adjudicatio was in 1833

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“Adjudicatio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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