adjudication

Part of speech: noun

Adjudicator.

Part of speech: noun

A judicial decision.

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Usage examples "adjudication":

  1. Were the demands of nations upon the justice of each other susceptible of adjudication by the sentence of an impartial tribunal, those to which I now refer would long since have been settled and adequate indemnity would have been obtained. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  2. The investigation and adjudication of claims in their nature belong to the judicial department. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. One sees, too, that part of the reasons for this preface being set forth was very evidently the reiteration of the kingly assertion that " We are Supreme Governor of the Church of England," although the ostensible reason was because of the " curious and unhappy differences" which seemed, in His Majesty's opinion, to show the wisdom of decisive adjudication with respect to those " fond things vainly invented," for which some of his subjects had so great an affection. - "Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman", Giberne Sieveking.