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adjudicate

  

      vb  
1    when intr, usually foll by: upon   to give a decision (on), esp. a formal or binding one  
2    intr   to act as an adjudicator  
3    tr     (Chess)   to determine the likely result of (a game) by counting relative value of pieces, positional strength, etc.  
4    intr   to serve as a judge or arbiter, as in a competition  
     (C18: from Latin adjudicare to award something to someone, from ad- to + judicare to act as a judge, from judex judge)  
  adjudication      n  
  adjudicative      adj  
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