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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of adjudicare, from ad- 'to' + judicare 'to judge'

adjudicate

verb
     
ad‧ju‧di‧cate
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.
adjudicate on/upon/in/between
The owner can appeal to the court to adjudicate on the matter.
adjudicate that
The judge adjudicated that he should be released.
2 [intransitive] to be the judge in a competition:
He adjudicated at all the regional music competitions.
adjudicator noun [countable]
an impartial adjudicator
adjudication noun [uncountable]

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