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adjudicate

verb [I or T] uk   /əˈdʒuː.dɪ.keɪt/ us  
to act as judge in a competition or argument, or to make a formal decision about something: He was asked to adjudicate on the dispute. He was called in to adjudicate a local land dispute. [+ two objects] The game was adjudicated a win for Black.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating valueRefereeing and judging in sport
adjudication
noun [U or C] uk   /əˌdʒuː.dɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us  
The legality of the transaction is still under adjudication (= being decided) in the courts. His adjudication was later found to be faulty.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating valueRefereeing and judging in sport
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