Syn. To decree; award; determine; adjudicate; ordain; assign.
(Ad*judg"er) n. One who adjudges.
(Ad*judg"ment) n. The act of adjudging; judicial decision; adjudication. Sir W. Temple.
(Ad*ju"di*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adjudicated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Adjudicating ] [L. adjudicatus,
p. p. of adjudicare. See Adjudge.] To adjudge; to try and determine, as a court; to settle by judicial
(Ad*ju"di*cate), v. i. To come to a judicial decision; as, the court adjudicated upon the case.
(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.
(Ad*ju"di*ca*tive) a. Adjudicating.
(Ad*ju"di*ca`tor) n. One who adjudicates.
(Ad*ju"di*ca*ture) n. Adjudication.
(Ad"ju*gate) v. t. [L. adjugatus, p. p. of adjugare; ad + jugum a yoke.] To yoke to. [Obs.]
(Ad"ju*ment) n. [L. adjumentum, for adjuvamentum, fr. adjuvare to help; ad + juvare to
help.] Help; support; also, a helper. [Obs.] Waterhouse.
(Ad"junct`) a. [L. adjunctus, p. p. of adjungere. See Adjoin.] Conjoined; attending; consequent.
Though that my death were adjunct to my act. Adjunct notes (Mus.), short notes between those essential to the harmony; auxiliary notes; passing
1. Something joined or added to another thing, but not essentially a part of it.
Learning is but an adjunct to our self.
2. A person joined to another in some duty or service; a colleague; an associate. Wotton.
3. (Gram.) A word or words added to quality or amplify the force of other words; as, the History of the
American Revolution, where the words in italics are the adjunct or adjuncts of "History."
4. (Metaph.) A quality or property of the body or the mind, whether natural or acquired; as, color, in
the body, judgment in the mind.
5. (Mus.) A key or scale closely related to another as principal; a relative or attendant key. [R.] See
Attendant keys, under Attendant, a.