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1rare with object To pass judgment against; to reject or disallow; to prohibit. Now rare.
2with object Abjudge.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Fulbecke (1560–?1603), lawyer and historian. From classical Latin abiūdicāt-, past participial stem of abiūdicāre to take away by a judicial verdict, to reject from ab- + iūdicāre.
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