adjudication

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noun ad·ju·di·ca·tion \ə-ˌjü-di-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of adjudication

  1. 1 :  the act or process of adjudicating a dispute The case is under adjudication.

  2. 2a :  a judicial decision or sentenceb :  a decree in bankruptcy

Origin and Etymology of adjudication

French or Late Latin; French, from Late Latin adjudicatio, from Latin adjudicare —see adjudge


First Known Use: 1680



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