ad·​ju·​di·​ca·​tion | \ ə-ˌjü-di-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce adjudication (audio) \

Definition of adjudication

1 : the act or process of adjudicating a dispute The case is under adjudication.
2a : a judicial decision or sentence
b : a decree in bankruptcy

Examples of adjudication in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The electronic ballots are then transferred for adjudication. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Michigan judge allows release of report from Dominion voting equipment forensic audit in Antrim County," 14 Dec. 2020 After an adjudication process, five of the ballots were pulled out and four were given a closer look. Karen Pearlman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Recount in Santee City Council race upholds results," 14 Dec. 2020 The intentional errors lead to bulk adjudication of ballots with no oversight, no transparency, and no audit trail. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Michigan judge allows release of report from Dominion voting equipment forensic audit in Antrim County," 14 Dec. 2020 The trial before the Arizona Superior Court is part of a larger case called the Little Colorado River adjudication, which has been in litigation since the 1970s. Ian James,, "'We need water to survive': Hopi Tribe pushes for solutions in long struggle for water," 14 Dec. 2020 The program would serve only a fraction of those with 93,000 claims still pending or in adjudication, according to a Legislative Fiscal Bureau memo. Star Tribune, "Wisconsin jobless claims rise as state's system woes persist," 21 Nov. 2020 The group is asking a judge to allow Aguilera to cast a new ballot and to open the electronic adjudication process to the public going forward. Andrew Oxford, The Arizona Republic, "Court challenge could delay certification of Maricopa County election results," 17 Nov. 2020 Independent review committee chairman Chris Swecker said female soldiers had no faith in the process, from timely adjudication to confidentiality in reporting abuse. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "Army fires or suspends 14 at Fort Hood over sexual harassment and violence," 8 Dec. 2020 There were two other rulings on Brinkerhoff based on a settlement agreement with the California Horse Racing Board tied to the adjudication of the above penalties. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Horse racing newsletter: Final Del Mar stewards’ rulings," 7 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of adjudication

1680, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for adjudication

borrowed from Latin adjūdicātiōn-, adjūdicātiō "act of assignment (by a judge)," from adjūdicāre "to adjudge" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns

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The first known use of adjudication was in 1680

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11 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Adjudication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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