Adjudicates



to pronounce or decree by judicial sentence.
to settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially.
to sit in judgment (usually followed by upon).
Contemporary Examples

The ICJ adjudicates on disputes between states and its rulings are binding.
Serbia and Croatia’s Competing Genocide Claims Adam LeBor March 10, 2014

Historical Examples

Not in the judicial branch of Government, for it only adjudicates and does not prescribe laws.
American Eloquence, Volume IV. (of 4) Various

verb
when intr, usually foll by upon. to give a decision (on), esp a formal or binding one
(intransitive) to act as an adjudicator
(transitive) (chess) to determine the likely result of (a game) by counting relative value of pieces, positional strength, etc
(intransitive) to serve as a judge or arbiter, as in a competition
v.

1700, from Latin adjudicatus, past participle of adjudicare (see adjudge). Related: Adjudicated; adjudicating.

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