Legal Definition of former adjudication
: a procedural doctrine that bars relitigation by the same parties of the same issues or claims upon which a judgment has already been rendered
Note: 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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