From Middle English ajugen, adjugen, from Old French ajugier, from Latin adiudicare. Doublet of adjudicate.



adjudge (third-person singular simple present adjudges, present participle adjudging, simple past and past participle adjudged)

  1. To declare to be.
  2. To deem or determine to be.
    • 2011 December 7, Phil McNulty, “Man City 2 - 0 Bayern Munich”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      City felt they were victims of an injustice after 16 minutes when Silva's free-kick floated straight in, but French official Stephane Lannoy adjudged that Joleon Lescott had fouled keeper Jorg Butt.
  3. To award judicially; to assign.
    • 19th c., James Russell Lowell, The Heritage
      What doth the poor man's son inherit?
      Wishes o'erjoyed with humble things,
      A rank adjudged by toil-won merit,
      Content that from employment springs

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