The act where a dispute is resolved or a decision rendered. It may also refer to a judicial decision or a ruling. Adjudication refers to the legal process by which a judge, arbitrator or other trier of fact reviews evidence, hears arguments and legal reasoning of the opposing parties to reach a binding decision which determines the rights and obligations between the parties to the dispute.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
The giving or pronouncing a judgment or decree in a cause; also the judgment given. The term is principally used in bankruptcy proceedings, the adjudication being the order which declares the debtor to be a bankrupt In French law. A sale made at public auction and upon competition. Adjudications are voluntary, judicial, or administrative. Duverger. In Scotch law. A species of diligence, or process for transferring the estate of a debtor to a creditor, carried on as an ordinary action before the court of session. A species of judicial sale, redeemable by the debtor. A decreet of the lords of session, adjudging and appropriating a person’s lands, hereditaments, or any heritable right to belong to his creditor, who is called the “adjudger,” for payment or performance. Bell; Ersk. Inst. c 2, tit. 12,