adjudicate
ad·ju·di·cate /ə-'jü-di-ˌkāt/ vb -cat·ed, -cat·ing [Latin adjudicare to award in judgment, from ad to, for + judicare to judge see judge]
vt
1: to settle either finally or temporarily (the rights and duties of the parties to a judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding) on the merits of the issues raised
2: to pass judgment on as a judge: settle judicially
3: to pronounce judicially to be
was adjudicated a bankrupt
was adjudicated the child's father
4: to convey by judicial sale
vi: to come to a judicial decision: act as judge
the court adjudicated upon the case
ad·ju·di·ca·tion /ə-ˌjü-di-'kā-shən/ n
ad·ju·di·ca·tive /ə-'jü-di-ˌkā-tiv, -kə-/ n
ad·ju·di·ca·tor /-ˌkā-tər/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

adjudicate
I verb adjudge, arbitrate, award, award judgment, conclude, decide, decree, deem, deliver judgment, determine, determine finally, exercise judicial authority, find, give judgment, hear, hear the case, hold court, judge, make a decision, mediate, order, pass judgment, pass sentence, pronounce, referee, render judgment, rule, rule upon, settle, sit in judgment, try, try the cause associated concepts: adjudicate a juvenile delinquent, adjudicate a youthful offender, adjudicate an incompetent, adjudicate bankruptcy, adjudicate guilt, adjudicate innocence, adjudicate insolvency, adjudicate jurisdictional questions, adjudicate liability foreign phrases:
- Cessa regnare, si non vis judicare. — Cease to reign, if you don't wish to adjudicate
- In propria causa nemo judex. — No one can be a judge in his own cause
II index adjudge, arbitrate (adjudge), award, decide, decree, determine, find (determine), hear (give a legal hearing), judge, pronounce (pass judgment), rule (decide), try (conduct a trial)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


adjudicate
v.
To judge; to formally issue a final judgment in a court proceeding. Synonymous with adjudge.
n.
adjudication

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


adjudicate
To rule upon or decide in a judicial proceeding.
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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