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Definition of "adjudicate" []

  • To hear and settle (a case) by judicial procedure. (verb-transitive)
  • To study and settle (a dispute or conflict): The principal adjudicated our quarrel. (verb-transitive)
  • To act as a judge. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adjudicate" in a sentence
  • "Miliband says he won't "adjudicate" on every strike."
  • "He wrote: “These concerns are alleviated—if not eliminated—by the fact that a single impartial magistrate will ultimately adjudicate all objections arising from the recount process.”"
  • "Under the anti-Sharia legislative initiatives spreading across the country, state and federal courts will be unable to adjudicate disputes or perform everyday judicial functions as highlighted above."