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Adjudicate   /ədʒˈudɪkˌeɪt/   Listen

(past & past part. adjudicated; pres. part. adjudicating)
Put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of.  Synonyms: judge, try.  "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"
Bring to an end; settle conclusively.  Synonyms: decide, resolve, settle.  "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff" , "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"

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"Adjudicate" Quotes from Famous Books

... interdict which was not removed for five years. It was a more serious matter for the future that the papal acts for the first time roused the opposition of the people in more than one instance; while it is right to notice that Innocent often got acknowledgment of his claim to adjudicate by accepting what had already been done. But despite some notable failures, he did meet with considerable success; and since he got so much, it is not surprising that he aimed at more. Perhaps the greatest disappointment ...
— The Church and the Empire - Being an Outline of the History of the Church - from A.D. 1003 to A.D. 1304 • D. J. Medley

... the Academy in heaven, and the matter in debate was finally settled by a Rabbi, who had to be summoned from earth to heaven expressly to adjudicate in the case. ...
— Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and - Kabbala • Various

... To adjudicate the issue thus sharply drawn between the two great German poets would require some preliminary attention to their fundamental difference of artistic method,—a subject that will concern us in a subsequent chapter. Here suffice it to remark that Schiller ...
— The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller • Calvin Thomas

... century Emeric Cruce proposed, for the first time, to admit all peoples, without distinction of colour or religion, to be represented at some central city where every state would have its perpetual ambassador, these representatives forming an assembly to adjudicate on international differences (Dubois and Cruce have lately been studied by Prof. Vesnitch, Revue d'Histoire Diplomatique, January, 1911). The history of the various peace projects generally has been summarily related by Lagorgette in Le Role de la Guerre, ...
— The Task of Social Hygiene • Havelock Ellis

... upon &c. (believe) 484; review; size up *. settle; pass an opinion, give an opinion; decide, try, pronounce, rule; pass judgment, pass sentence; sentence, doom; find; give judgment, deliver judgment; adjudge, adjudicate; arbitrate, award, report; bring in a verdict; make absolute, set a question at rest; confirm &c. (assent) 488. comment, criticize, kibitz; pass under review &c. (examine) 457; investigate &c. (inquire) 461. hold the scales, sit in judgment; try judgment, hear a cause. Adj. judging ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

... I point especially to the case of Mr. Holt, where the Senate in its legislative capacity examined it, weighed it, decided upon it, heard the report of the President and received it as satisfactory. That is, for the purpose of this trial, before the same tribunal, res adjudicate, I think, and it will ...
— History of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, • Edumud G. Ross

... the meanest court in Christendom or Islam that would not say, if called on to adjudicate the rights of an estate on such evidence as the mere facts of the Gospel: 'O good God, how can we do this? Which of us knows who this Matthew was—whether he ever lived, or, if so, whether he ever wrote a line of all this? or, if he did, ...
— The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols) • Thomas De Quincey

... of this lies in the view already stated about natural causation. For, just as pure agnosticism must allow that reason is incompetent to adjudicate a priori for or against Christian miracles, including the Incarnation, so it must further allow that, if they ever took place, reason can have nothing to say against their being all of one piece with causation in general. Hence, so far as ...
— Thoughts on Religion • George John Romanes

... of the world producers' federation places before it certain judicial functions. The federation would be called upon to adjudicate: ...
— The Next Step - A Plan for Economic World Federation • Scott Nearing

Words linked to "Adjudicate" :   make up one's mind, terminate, try, court-martial, adjudicator, adjudicatory, adjudicative, resolve, adjust, end, determine

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