verb | \ ə-ˈjü-di-ˌkāt \ | ad·ju·di·cate
  1. : to settle either finally or temporarily (the rights and duties of the parties to a judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding) on the merits of the issues raised

  1. : to pass judgment on as a judge : settle judicially

  1. : to pronounce judicially to be was adjudicated a bankrupt was adjudicated the child's father

  1. : to convey by judicial sale

    : to come to a judicial decision : act as judge the court adjudicated upon the case