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.