|Origin:||, past participle of adjudicare, from ad- 'to' + judicare 'to judge'|
1 [intransitive and transitive]
to officially decide who is right in a disagreement and decide what should be done:
The Dean adjudicates any faculty disputes.
The owner can appeal to the court to adjudicate on the matter.
The judge adjudicated that he should be released.
to be the judge in a competition:
He adjudicated at all the regional music competitions.
—adjudicator noun [countable]
an impartial adjudicator
—adjudication noun [uncountable]