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English definition of “adjudicate”

adjudicate

verb [I, T]     /əˈdʒuːdɪkeɪt/ formal
to make an official judgment or decision about a competition or disagreement : Occasionally , he has to adjudicate on a pensions matter .Court cases, orders and decisionsDiplomacy and mediation
adjudication     /əˌdʒuːdɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [U] adjudicator noun [C]
(Definition of adjudicate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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