- The act or process of making a formal judgment on a dispute or claim.
- A judgment or decision made in a court of law.
- The power or authority to make such a judgment.
Late middle english (in the sense "judgment or sentence pronounced by a court"): from old french, from latin adjudicatio(n-), from adjudicare "award, decide".
- The adjudication of the dispute took several months.
- The adjudication was based on the evidence presented in court.
- The adjudication was a fair and impartial decision.
- The adjudication was the final step in resolving the conflict.
- The adjudication was a binding decision that could not be appealed.