- To make a formal judgment or decision about a matter.
- To serve as a judge in a legal case or dispute.
- To decide a matter in dispute by giving a verdict.
From latin adjudicatus, past participle of adjudicare ("to award, assign by judgment"), from ad- ("to") + judicare ("to judge").
- The judge adjudicated the case and found the defendant guilty.
- The arbitrator was called in to adjudicate the dispute between the two companies.
- The court appointed a special master to adjudicate the dispute.
- The case was adjudicated and the award was given to the plaintiff.
- The judge's task is to adjudicate the case and decide on a fair verdict.