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The action or an act of taking away by judicial decision.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Cockeram (fl. 1623–1658), lexicographer. Partly from post-classical Latin abiudication-, abiudicatio deprivation by judicial decision, and partly from abjudicate + -ion.
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