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former adjudication

noun for·mer adjudication

Legal Definition of former adjudication

  1. :  a procedural doctrine that bars relitigation by the same parties of the same issues or claims upon which a judgment has already been rendered

Additional Notes on former adjudication

Estoppel by judgment and res judicata are the two branches of former adjudication, although res judicata is often used broadly to mean former adjudication.


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