adjudicate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “adjudicate” in the English Dictionary

"adjudicate" in British English

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adjudicateverb [I or T]

uk   us   /əˈdʒuː.dɪ.keɪt/
to ​act as ​judge in a ​competition or ​argument, or to make a ​formaldecision about something: He was ​asked to adjudicate on the ​dispute. He was called in to adjudicate a ​locallanddispute. [+ two objects] The ​game was adjudicated a ​win for ​Black.
adjudication
noun [U or C] uk   us   /əˌdʒuː.dɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
The ​legality of the ​transaction is still under adjudication (= being ​decided) in the ​courts. His adjudication was ​laterfound to be ​faulty.
(Definition of adjudicate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"adjudicate" in American English

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adjudicateverb [T]

 us   /əˈdʒud·ɪˌkeɪt/
to ​act as a ​judge of an ​argument: He has adjudicated many ​labordisputes.
(Definition of adjudicate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"adjudicate" in Business English

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adjudicateverb [I or T]

uk   us   /əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪt/ LAW
to make an ​official decision about something, especially about who is ​right in a disagreement: A ​panel of ​expertjudges has been ​appointed to adjudicate the ​communityserviceawards.adjudicate on sth Arbitration ​panels will adjudicate on ​contractdisputes.adjudicate between sb and sb It is the ​duty of ​government to adjudicate between the ​conflictingdemands of different ​sections of ​society.
adjudicate sb bankrupt to ​legally and ​officiallystate that a ​person, ​company, or ​organization cannot ​pay its ​debts: The ​operator of the ​steelplant was adjudicated ​bankrupt by the ​regionalcourt on July 7.
(Definition of adjudicate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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