Meaning of “adjudicate” in the English Dictionary

"adjudicate" in British English

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adjudicateverb [ I or T ]

uk /əˈdʒuː.dɪ.keɪt/ us /əˈdʒuː.də.keɪt/
adjudication
noun [ U or C ] uk /əˌdʒuː.dɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /əˌdʒuː.dəˈkeɪ.ʃən/

The legality of the transaction is still under adjudication (= being decided) in the courts.
His adjudication was later found 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 labor disputes.

(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 /əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪt/ us LAW

to make an official decision about something, especially about who is right in a disagreement:

A panel of expert judges has been appointed to adjudicate the community service awards.
adjudicate on sth Arbitration panels will adjudicate on contract disputes.
adjudicate between sb and sb It is the duty of government to adjudicate between the conflicting demands of different sections of society.
adjudicate sb bankrupt

to legally and officially state that a person, company, or organization cannot pay its debts:

The operator of the steel plant was adjudicated bankrupt by the regional court on July 7.

(Definition of “adjudicate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)