Meaning of adjudicate

ad•ju•di•cate

Pronunciation: (u-j'di-kāt"), [key]
— v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to pronounce or decree by judicial sentence.
  2. to settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially.
—v.i.
  1. to sit in judgment (usually fol. by upon).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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