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 students were selected through a blind adjudication process. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "Entertainment, Santa, trains, skating and more holiday fun on tap at Crocker Park: West Shore Chatter," 17 Dec. 2019 To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that The point of incorporating technology into officiating is to make the process of adjudication more transparent and more fair. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "Seven Turning Points from the Year in Sports," 18 Dec. 2019 Instead, they would be addressed through an existing Defense Department adjudication agency that handles Military Claims Act lawsuits. New York Times, "U.S. Troops Could Soon Be Able to Sue Over Medical Blunders," 11 Dec. 2019 Immigrants are brought to court rooms set up in tents on the U.S. side of the border and are facing year-long wait times for a final adjudication of their case. Julia Ainsley, NBC News, "Email shows Trump admin plans to expand 'Remain in Mexico' policy for asylum seekers to Arizona border," 22 Nov. 2019 Lee County Circuit Judge Margaret Steinbeck, as part of a plea agreement, withheld adjudication of guilt and sentenced Coel to 10 years of probation. Fox News, "Former Florida cop won't serve jail time after accidentally killing woman, 73, in training exercise," 18 Oct. 2019 Since juvenile adjudications are not considered criminal convictions, the legislation allows more youth to avoid a public criminal record. Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan bills to 'raise the age' for adult prosecution head to governor," 16 Oct. 2019 Elijah Norris-Holliday The candidate stopped campaigning in August after a judge revoked his stay of adjudication on felony convictions, making him ineligible to run for office. Pioneer Press Elections Team, Twin Cities, "Minnesota elections 2019: St. Paul School Board candidates," 14 Oct. 2019 Last September, the board, having failed to overrule Browning-Ferris by adjudication, decided to try again through rulemaking. Ian Macdougall, ProPublica, "Trump’s NLRB, Trying to Cut Protections for Millions of Temps and Fast-Food Workers, Trips Up Again," 16 Sep. 2019

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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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29 Jan 2020

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“Adjudication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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