To officially decide or declare something to be true, especially after formal examination or consideration.
From the latin word ad- "to" + judicare "to judge".
- The court adjudged the defendant guilty.
- The committee adjudged the proposal to be worthy of further consideration.
- The judge adjudged that the evidence presented was insufficient for a conviction.
- The awards committee adjudged the film to be the best of the year.
- The company was adjudged to be in violation of the anti-trust laws.