To Adju'dge. v.a. [adjudico, Lat.]
- To give the thing controverted to one of the parties by a judicial sentence; with the particle to before the person.
The way of disputing in the schools leads from it, by insisting on one topical argument; by the success of which, victory is adjudged to the opponent, or defendant. Locke.
The great competitors for Rome
Cæsar and Pompey on Pharsalian plains,
Where stern Bellona, with one final stroke,
Adjudg'd the empire of this globe to one. Phillips.
- To sentence, or condemn to a punishment; with to before the thing.
But though thou art adjudged to the death;
Yet I will favour thee in what I can. Shakesp. Com. of Err.
- Simply, to judge; to decree; to determine.
He adjudged him unworthy of his friendship and favour; purposing sharply to revenge the wrong he had received. Knolles's History of the Turks.