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ADJUDGE', verb transitive

To decide, or determine, in the case of a controverted question; to decree by a judicial opinion; used appropriately of courts of law and equity.

The case was adjudged in Hilary term.

The prize was adjudged to the victor; a criminal was adjudged to suffer death.

It has been used in the sense of to judge; as, he adjudged him unworthy of his friendship. But this sense is unusual.