Adjudication

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Adjudication Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    adjudication n : the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented
Adjudication Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Adjudication \Ad*ju`di*ca"tion\, n. [L. adjudicatio: cf. F. adjudication.]
  1. The act of adjudicating; the act or process of trying and determining judicially.
  2. A deliberate determination by the judicial power; a judicial decision or sentence. ``An adjudication in favor of natural rights.'' --Burke.
  3. (Bankruptcy practice) The decision upon the question whether the debtor is a bankrupt. --Abbott.
  4. (Scots Law) A process by which land is attached security or in satisfaction of a debt.
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Adjudication is the legal process by which an arbiter or judge reviews evidence and argumentation including legal reasoning set forth by opposing parties or litigants to come to a decision which determines rights and obligations between the parties involved. Three types of disputes are resolved through adjudication:

Adjudication can also be the process (at dance competitions, in television game shows and at other competitive forums) by which competitors are evaluated and ranked and a winner is found.

The relevant legislation in the UK is the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, (1996 Chapter 53).

Claims adjudication in health insurance refers to the determination of the insurer's payment or financial responsibility, after the member's insurance benefits are applied to a medical claim. The process of claims adjudication, in this context, is also referred to as .

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