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adjudicate
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Definition to have a formal hearing and decision; or to act as a judge
  • Students have two options for adjudication of disputes.
  • The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance
  • The court adjudicated the case quickly. The trial only took a few days.
  • The court will need to adjudicate the dispute.
  • The disruption unduly delayed and prejudiced the adjudication of his rights.
  • The Administrative Procedure Act distinguishes between formal and informal adjudication. Since formal adjudication produces a record of proceedings, it may be subject to judicial review.
  • Under state law, the resentencing of a youthful offender following a violation of probation does not convert the youthful offender adjudication into a judgment of conviction.
  • He was eager to have the courts adjudicate the legality of President Bush's wiretap program.
  • The vice presidents asked the president to adjudicate their differences.
  • This might as well happen in the case of two contradictory statutes; or it might as well happen in every adjudication upon any single statute.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • This could happen when two laws contradict each other or during the adjudication of a single law.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • He also took a list of recommended names of teachers from the adjudicator with letters of reference to each.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • And also I will embody your name in my offeecial report when matter is finally adjudicated.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Do you want me to adjudicate that too?
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • We ultimately got Charlie's case transferred to juvenile court, where the shooting was adjudicated as a juvenile offense.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Though not lawyers, these men presented cases and then adjudicated them.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • But the septa could not have known that today's court would be anything but the usual tedious business of hearing petitions, settling disputes between rival holdfasts, and adjudicating the placement of boundary stones.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • And this part"—he pointed at the letter, although everyone else was at the table, several feet away, and he was in his usual spot on the stairs—"this part, where they say, 'render all such materials for our adjudication,' that means you have to turn over all the stuff you bought and they'll decide if they're going to fine you or not" The rest of the family looked at Luke in amazement.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • He was adjudicator for a supply of cider to the hospital at Neufchatel; Monsieur Guillaumin promised him some shares in the turf-pits of Gaumesnil, and he dreamt of establishing a new diligence service between Arcueil and Rouen, which no doubt would not be long in ruining the ramshackle van of the "Lion d'Or," and that, travelling faster, at a cheaper rate, and carrying more luggage, would thus put into his hands the whole commerce of Yonville.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • ...listening simultaneously to the domestic idiom of his Irish home and the official idioms of the British broadcaster while picking up from behind both the signals of some other distress, that child was already being schooled for the complexities of his adult predicament, a future where he would have to adjudicate among promptings variously ethical, aesthetical, moral, political, metrical, sceptical, cultural, topical, typical, post-colonial and, taken all together, simply impossible.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry

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