transitive verb (adjudged; adjudging) Etymology: Middle English ajugen, from Anglo-French ajuger, from Latin adjudicare, from ad- + judicare to judge — more at judge Date: 14th century 1. a. to decide or rule upon as a judge ; adjudicate b. to pronounce judicially ; rule 2. archaic sentence, condemn 3. to hold or pronounce to be ; deem <
adjudge the book a success
4. to award or grant judicially in a case of controversy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

(judicially), , / , , , (by judicial authority),

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