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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