Definition of adjudge in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈdʒʌdʒ/


[with object and complement]
1Consider or declare to be true or the case: she was adjudged guilty
More example sentences
  • The family has been adjudged to be guilty of a crime by association, with the newspaper columnists acting as judge and jury.
  • In such a case, the initiating unit, after the event, will be adjudged guilty of poor management.
  • Quinn did have the ball in the back of the net at one point, but was adjudged offside.
1.1 (adjudge something to) (In legal use) award something judicially to: the court adjudged legal damages to her
1.2 [with object and infinitive] (In legal use) condemn (someone) to pay a penalty: the defaulter was adjudged to pay the whole amount
More example sentences
  • The court which declares the recognisance to be forfeited may, instead of adjudging any person to pay the whole sum in which he is bound, adjudge him to pay part only of the sum or remit the sum.
  • Does that cover a person adjudged liable to pay a pecuniary penalty in a civil action?
  • A next friend or relator on a bond shall, upon failure in the action, be adjudged to pay the defendant his costs.



Pronunciation: /əˈdʒʌdʒmənt/
(also adjudgment) noun
Example sentences
  • In exclusively entrusting to the courts designated the function of the adjudgment and punishment of criminal guilt under a law of the Commonwealth, the Constitution's concern is with substance and not mere form.
  • He thereby manifested what can only be considered an insolent disregard of this Court's adjudgments.
  • You can also demand administrative adjudgment when your rights and interests are infringed upon, as stipulated in the law of administrative adjudgment.


Late Middle English: from Old French ajuger, from Latin adjudicare, from ad- 'to' + judicare, from judex, judic- 'a judge'.

Words that rhyme with adjudge

begrudge, bludge, budge, drudge, fudge, grudge, judge, misjudge, nudge, pudge, sludge, smudge, trudge

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Line breaks: ad|judge

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