noun ad·ju·di·ca·tio \ə-ˌjü-di-ˈkä-tē-ˌō\

Definition of adjudicatio



  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 Roman & civil law :  a court decree awarding or establishing ownership; also :  acquisition by operation of law

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Origin and Etymology of adjudicatio

Late Latin

First Known Use: 1833

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a trip made at another's expense

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