adjudication
I noun act of judgment, adjudgment, arbitrage, arbitrament, arbitration, authoritative decision, award, conclusion, decision, declaration, decree, deliberate determination, determination, determination of issues, disposition, edict, final determination, final judgment, finding, irrevocable decision, judgment, judgment on facts, judicial decision, opinion, order, order of the court, proclamation, pronouncement, reasoned judgment, res judicata, resolution, result, ruling, sentence, settled decision, verdict associated concepts: adjudication of a court of competent jurisdiction, adjudication of bankruptcy, adjudication of guilt, adjudication of incompetency, adjudication of innocence, adjudication of insolvency, adjudication of liability, adjudication on the merits, adjudication under law, adjudicative facts, judicial assessment foreign phrases:
- Novum judicium non dat novum jus, sed declarat antiquum; quia judicium est juris dictum et per judicium jus est noviter revelatum quod diu fuit velatum. — A new adjudication does not promulgate a new law, but declares the old, because adjudication is the utterance of the law, and by adjudication the law is newly revealed which was for a long time hidden.
- Res judicata pro veritate accipitur. — A thing which is adjudicated is accepted or received for the truth
II index award, cognovit, conclusion (determination), conviction (finding of guilt), decree, determination, direction (order), holding (ruling of a court), judgment (formal court decree), opinion (judicial decision), res judicata, ruling, sentence, verdict

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


adjudication
1. in immigration law, an adjudicator is an officer with the function of dealing with immigration appeals. The post of adjudicator was created by the Immigration Appeals Act 1969. Adjudicators take appeals from decisions of the immigration authorities; they may examine the factual basis of an immigration official's decisions and review any conclusions of fact on which the decision was based. An appeal must be allowed if the adjudicator considers that the decision made was not in accordance with law or with an immigration rule, or, if discretion is involved, if the adjudicator feels the discretion should have been exercised differently. If the adjudicator allows the appeal, he is empowered to give such directions for giving effect to that determination as he thinks proper. An appeal from a decision of an adjudicator lies with the Immigration Appeals Tribunal.
2. in the Scots law of diligence or legal enforcement, the process used against debtors to take away their heritable property. The action is raised in court and the decree registered. When this is done, the property thenceforward belongs to the creditor but is subject to a right of redemption in 10 years, known as the legal.
3. the new procedure for resolving disputes in building contracts in the UK. It is intended to be speedy and relatively informal; an independent person is appointed – an adjudicator who is obliged to come to a decision in 28 days.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


adjudication
1) In a judicial proceeding, the act of resolving a dispute or deciding a case.
2) A judicial ruling or decision.
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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

adjudication
A type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). A hybrid procedure which usually provides for the adjudicator's decision to be binding, but only for an interim period until completion of a project or until review in arbitration or court proceedings. It is best known in the construction field where the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 requires all construction contracts entered into after 1 May 1998 to provide for rapid adjudication of all disputes.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


adjudication
n. The process of hearing and resolving a dispute before a court or administrative agency. It implies a final judgment based on the evidence presented, as opposed to a proceeding where the merits of the case were not considered by the court or administrative agency.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


adjudication
The legal process of resolving a dispute. The formal giving or pronouncing of a judgment or decree in a court proceeding; also the judgment or decision given. The entry of a decree by a court in respect to the parties in a case. It implies a hearing by a court, after notice, of legal evidence on the factual issue(s) involved. The equivalent of a determination. It indicates that the claims of all the parties thereto have been considered and set at rest.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


adjudication
I
The legal process of resolving a dispute. The formal giving or pronouncing of a judgment or decree in a court proceeding; also the judgment or decision given. The entry of a decree by a court in respect to the parties in a case. It implies a hearing by a court, after notice, of legal evidence on the factual issue(s) involved. The equivalent of a determination. It indicates that the claims of all the parties thereto have been considered and set at rest.
II Giving or pronouncing a judgment or decree. Also the judgment given.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

adjudication
n.
   the act of giving a judicial ruling such as a judgment or decree. The term is used particularly in bankruptcy proceedings, in which the order declaring a debtor bankrupt is called an adjudication.
   See also: bankruptcy

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • adjudication — [ adʒydikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1330; lat. jurid. adjudicatio 1 ♦ Dr. civ. Déclaration par laquelle le juge ou un officier public attribue au plus offrant un bien mis aux enchères. Vente par adjudication : vente aux enchères. Adjudication volontaire;… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Adjudication — is the legal process by which an arbiter or judge reviews evidence and argumentation including legal reasoning set forth by opposing parties or litigants to come to a decision which determines rights and obligations between the parties… …   Wikipedia

  • Adjudication — Ad*ju di*ca tion, n. [L. adjudicatio: cf. F. adjudication.] 1. The act of adjudicating; the act or process of trying and determining judicially. [1913 Webster] 2. A deliberate determination by the judicial power; a judicial decision or sentence.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adjudication — Adjudication. s. f. v. (Le D. ne se prononce point.) Acte de vive voix, ou par escrit, par lequel on adjuge. L Adjudication en fut faite. un bail par adjudication …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • adjudication — ADJUDICATION. sub. f. Acte de Justice, par lequel on adjuge de vive voix ou par écrit. L adjudication en fut faite publiquement. Un bail paradjudication …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • adjudication — (n.) 1690s, from Fr. adjudication or directly from L.L. adjudicationem (nom. adjudicatio), noun of action from pp. stem of adjudicare (see ADJUDGE (Cf. adjudge)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • adjudication — par decret, Addictio rei auctione venditae, Auctionis clausula. Le jour de l adjudication par decret, Dies addictionis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Adjudication — Adjudication, gerichtliche Zutheilung, Zusprache im allg., besonders im Theilungsproceß und bei Versteigerungen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • adjudication — [n] judgment conclusion, decision, determination, finding, pronouncement, ruling, settlement, verdict; concepts 103,689 …   New thesaurus

  • adjudication — [ə jo͞o΄di kā′shən] n. 1. the act of adjudicating 2. Law a) a judge s decision b) a decree in bankruptcy determining the status of the bankrupt adjudicative [ə jo͞o′dəkāt΄iv, ə jo͞o′dəkə tiv] adj …   English World dictionary

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