adjudicate adjudicate  /ə ˈdʒu dɪ ˌkeɪt/


  1. (v) put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
  2. (v) bring to an end; settle conclusively


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  1. She is a hack like he is a hack in the sense that the court is a place to be used to make policy, not to adjudicate cases, not to adjudicate constitutional law but to make policy.
  2. It exploits its own complexity and the reluctance of the media to adjudicate factual disputes.
  3. And we are going to be bollixed up in a way that is terribly unfortunate, because we need to go ahead and adjudicate these cases.


  • Workers' compensation lawyer resigns from judicial nominating panel

    By Andy MarsoA Kansas City attorney who does workers' compensation cases resigned from an administrative law nominating committee late Monday after a labor group and other attorneys alleged his new role picking judges who adjudicate workers' compensation presented a conflict of interest.Anton Andersen, chairman of the Kansas Workers Compensation and Employment Security Board Nominating Committee ...
    on July 17, 2013     Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal


  1. "We are not going to sweep things under the carpet," Engineer said. "The complaint has to be examined carefully. Everything possible will be done to adjudicate it immediately."
    on Apr 27, 2008 By: Farokh Engineer Source: This is London

  2. "We have looked at potential alternatives but, as the ICC's chief referee and a person with immense credibility within the game, Ranjan is the most appropriate person to adjudicate in this matter," Malcolm Speed, theICC chief executive, said.
    on Aug 23, 2006 By: Malcolm Speed Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "We are bound by the law to have regard to the risks involved in making (an) investment," Mr Samuel told the Sydney Institute. "It is not possible for us, under the law, to adjudicate or determine that prices that can be paid, for example,...
    on Jan 30, 2007 By: Graeme Samuel Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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