an act of adjudicating.

the act of a court in making an order, judgment, or decree.
a judicial decision or sentence.
a court decree in bankruptcy.

Contemporary Examples

Instead of rushing the adjudication process, parole would be more appropriate.
John Negroponte on ISIS: ‘There Are Difficult Choices Ahead’ Eleanor Clift August 22, 2014

The adjudication of the Daily Beast office was clear and emphatic: penguin, penguin, penguin.
How Monty The Penguin Won Christmas: Britain’s Epic, Emotional Commercials Tim Teeman November 15, 2014

But there is no way they can help make the NFL a replacement for the adjudication process the courts system can deliver.
Don’t Blame The NFL And Colleges For Mishandling Assault Cases Emily Shire September 18, 2014

There are no uniform standards for how agencies make this adjudication.
How Did He Get Clearance? Miranda Green June 12, 2013

Historical Examples

The difficulties of adjudication were great; I think insuperable.
The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4) Thomas Babington Macaulay

The claims against France, since 1800, are now in the course of adjudication.
Thirty Years’ View (Vol. I of 2) Thomas Hart Benton

After one month, and within a year from the adjudication of bankruptcy, the bankrupt may apply for a discharge.
Putnam’s Handy Law Book for the Layman Albert Sidney Bolles

Power to Court to call on Captors to proceed to adjudication.
International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2) Lassa Francis Oppenheim

Therefore as all that adjudication turns solely on the name (nomen), the punishment is called ignominy.
Cicero’s Tusculan Disputations Marcus Tullius Cicero

The captor should bring his prize into port for adjudication by the court.
International Law George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker


1690s, from French adjudication or directly from Late Latin adjudicationem (nominative adjudicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of adjudicare (see adjudge).

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