Definition of adjudication in English:



  • 1[mass noun] The action or process of adjudicating:

    ‘the matter may have to go to court for adjudication’
    • ‘A current example, still under internal adjudication, relates to a Canadian medical student who was failed in his obstetrics rotation for his statement that he would not do abortions.’
    • ‘However there have been protests from parents against high levels of selection - leading to adjudications from the government's admissions watchdog.’
    • ‘Barrett wrote on 13 October disagreeing, but having made its position clear, participated in the adjudication.’
    • ‘Articles 5 and 6 both deal with the promptness with which an adjudication must proceed against criminal defendants.’
    • ‘Simply, no constitution, not even the hugely long ones, can resolve all the issues that come before the courts for adjudication.’
    • ‘Rule 17 of the Procedure gave Mr. Lester a discretion as to how to conduct the adjudication in this case.’
    • ‘The process of adjudication involves a preliminary recommendation by the secretariat of the Authority to which the "advertiser" is invited to respond.’
    • ‘Any construction agreement, as defined by the Act, that does not contain adequate provision for adjudication will be subjected to compulsory contract terms imposed by statute.’
    • ‘Thus, there is going to be an adjudication to this that will have to address the economics.’
    • ‘Geneva does put some constraints on the handling and adjudication of detainees, but they were meaningless restraints.’
    • ‘The following day, the defendant, having good reason to believe that Mr. Smalley had not been duly appointed, withdrew from the adjudication.’
    • ‘He said he wasn't attempting to prohibit debate on the report, but rather asked for restraint pending adjudication by the courts.’
    • ‘Transboundary disputes are rather more likely to be suitable for adjudication or arbitration than global or regional environmental problems.’
    • ‘We have not had a reply, but if they do not respond, we will carry on with our adjudication.’
    • ‘The dispute was not validly referred for adjudication under the contractual provisions.’
    • ‘A party to a construction contract has the right to refer a dispute arising under the contract for adjudication under a procedure complying with the scheme.’
    • ‘In its third report, published in April 2000, the anti-corruption commission identified over fifty such cases for adjudication.’
    • ‘The purpose of the adjudication is to enable broad justice to be done between the parties.’
    • ‘" There cannot be two channels for adjudication.’
    • ‘The process of adjudication involves not only the taking of the evidence but the formulation of the reasons for decision.’
    arbitration, refereeing, umpiring
    judging, judgement, decision, pronouncement, ruling, settlement, resolution, finding, verdict, conclusion, sentence, decree, order
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    1. 1.1[count noun] A formal judgement on a disputed matter:
      ‘an adjudication had found a degree of unwarranted infringement of privacy’
      • ‘But people are looking for a revitalisation of arbitration with a fixed timetable as a result of their experience with adjudication.’
      • ‘All the local groups would enter a one-act play and whatever adjudication they received, good or bad, they usually took it all in good spirits.’
      • ‘The book then moves on to the law and paralegal adjudication of family matters.’
      • ‘Lady Howe, the Chairman of the BSC and the Chairman of the panel which made the adjudication, provided an affidavit.’
      • ‘And the writ of the habeas corpus was the proper process to bring the subject before the Circuit Court for its adjudication.’
      • ‘I certainly reject any submission that Dyson J. held that the rules of natural justice do not apply to adjudication.’
      • ‘The picture of scientists on different sides of an issue presenting their cases for adjudication to a group of high school students is too amusing to contemplate.’
      • ‘Unfortunately they do not accept the holiday season as a valid reason to set back the question of adjudication.’
      • ‘The almost ontological scope for bureaucratic warfare between the White House and the State Department can only be successfully managed by firm presidential adjudication.’
      • ‘After the first adjudication, Tramore was placed 14th out of the 29 towns competing.’
      • ‘The methods for co-ordinating Commission and national adjudication will be considered below.’
      • ‘If the violators choose deferred adjudication, the judge typically increases the length of deferral by several months.’
      • ‘I must decide whether in the circumstances of this case there was an implied agreement between the parties that the Adjudicator should have jurisdiction to award costs of the adjudication.’
      • ‘In 1978, Ireland became the first State to bring an inter-State complaint (against the United Kingdom) before a regional court for adjudication.’
      • ‘Their adjudications were neither for public consumption nor scholastic disquisition.’
      • ‘The Claimant did not refer any dispute as to its entitlement to payment to adjudication, in its Notice of Adjudication or in its Referral Notice. "’
      • ‘With the demise of organized militias, they contend, the right lost any relevance to constitutional adjudication.’
      • ‘The World Bank has laid stress on dispute resolution outside the court and minimising the number of pending cases in adjudication.’
      • ‘The final clean up before the Tidy Towns adjudication will be on Monday 14th June at 7.30 pm.’
      • ‘Industrial action should not be used on rights issues at all because arbitration or adjudication can test the correctness of these decisions.’