ad·​ju·​di·​ca·​tio | \ ə-ˌjü-di-ˈkä-tē-ˌō\
plural -s

Definition of adjudicatio

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

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First Known Use of adjudicatio

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for adjudicatio

Late Latin

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