Adjudication

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Adjudication Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented

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  • the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented

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Adjudication Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An adjudicator is someone who decides on a winner at a competition for music or theatre. The adjudicator will always be somebody who has a lot of experience in what he is adjudicating. In big international festivals, a team of several adjudicators may decide together on the winners. In amateur competitions, the adjudicator may also talk to the competitors after they have performed and give them advice. Competitors are often given first, second and third prizes.

In Law, an adjudicator is someone who decides who is right when a group of people cannot agree on something.



Adjudication Sample Sentences in News


  • Huntington man gets 7 years probation for spanking 1-year-old boy, leaving bruise
    Following a pre-sentencing investigation, an Angelina County judge sentenced a Huntington man to seven years deferred adjudication for spanking a 1-year-old boy hard enough to leave a hand-shaped bruise on his bottom in 2014. Read more on this news related to 'Adjudication'
  • Cop impersonator sentenced again, for impersonating attorney
    Ian Flemming Cone, 20, was sentenced by state District Judge Melisa Skinner to 10 years deferred adjudication probation for the third-degree felony of impersonating an attorney, and to five years probation for the related felony charge of stealing $10,000 from the victims who signed on to be his clients. According to court files, Cone first met his victims in July Read more on this news related to 'Adjudication'
  • Mountie takes woman home from jail to 'pursue a personal relationship'
    RCMP Const. Kevin Theriault took an intoxicated aboriginal woman he had arrested out of a cell and drove her to his northern Manitoba home to "pursue a personal relationship," according to RCMP adjudication documents obtained by CBC News. Read more on this news related to 'Adjudication'

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