to pronounce or decree by judicial sentence.
to settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially.
to sit in judgment (usually followed by upon).
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
1700, from Latin adjudicatus, past participle of adjudicare (see adjudge). Related: Adjudicated; adjudicating.
. a person or thing that . an insurance company representative who investigates claims and makes settlement recommendations based on the estimate of the damages and the company’s liability. n. 1857, of certain muscles, agent noun in Latin form from adjust (v.). n. 1670s, agent noun in English form from adjust. Insurance sense is from […]
the office or rank of an : His adjutancy allows him certain privileges. Historical Examples In 1809 he succeeded to a lieutenancy; and resigned the adjutancy to command a small detachment in the field. Laura Secord, the heroine of 1812 Sarah Anne Curzon He was appointed to an ensigncy and adjutancy, and came to Canada. […]
Military. a staff officer who assists the commanding officer in issuing orders. British Military. an executive officer. an assistant. . Historical Examples And the adjutant threw his head back and laughed joyously over the retrospect. Found in the Philippines Charles King The interrogation, which seemed almost to cover a reproach, irritated the adjutant. The Snare […]
- Adjutant bird
a large Indian stork, Leptoptilus dubius, having a pinkish-brown neck and bill, a large naked pouch under the throat, and a military gait. Historical Examples Moreover, where is his authority for representing an adjutant bird as an ordinary London fowl? A Bayard From Bengal Hurry Bungsho Jabberjee I knew him at once to be an […]