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English Dictionary: adjudication by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
adjudication
n
  1. the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Adjudication \Ad*ju`di*ca"tion\, n. [L. adjudicatio: cf. F.
      adjudication.]
      1. The act of adjudicating; the act or process of trying and
            determining judicially.
  
      2. A deliberate determination by the judicial power; a
            judicial decision or sentence. [bd]An adjudication in
            favor of natural rights.[b8] --Burke.
  
      3. (Bankruptcy practice) The decision upon the question
            whether the debtor is a bankrupt. --Abbott.
  
      4. (Scots Law) A process by which land is attached security
            or in satisfaction of a debt.
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