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The settlement of a dispute by the declaration of a court. For example, a court adjudicates a lawsuit when it decides which party, if either, wins, and whether or how much money to award. What distinguishes adjudication is the fact that it involves a court. See also: Arbitration.


A formal declaration by a court,addressing all issues raised by the parties.

Example: The court's adjudication declared the seller in default, ordered the seller to execute a deed to the buyer, and further assessed attorney's fees and costs against the seller.

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The issue before the Illinois Supreme Court was "whether the trial court erred in allowing the State to introduce certified copies of the defendant's prior juvenile adjudications for purposes of impeachment.
Recommendation: To improve the integrity of the asylum adjudication process, the Chief of the Asylum Division should develop a framework for soliciting information in a structured and consistent manner on asylum officers' and supervisors' respective training needs, including, at a minimum, training needs discussed in this report.
Complainants not satisfied with the results of the adjudication process also can request that the board review their cases.
63) In addition, the outcome of adjudications in juvenile courts were intended not only to be "less onerous" than criminal convictions, but their records were meant to be "sealed or expunged once offenders were no longer subject to juvenile court jurisdiction" with the purpose of giving juvenile offenders a "relatively clean slate" upon entrance into adult criminality.
Many of us who regularly practice criminal law have traditionally viewed a withhold of adjudication as a logical compromise for the amicable resolution of criminal cases.
Adjudication was intended to allow disputes to be resolved quickly.
Australian construction company Multiplex has been ordered to pay the Darlington firm pounds 2,274,000 after its latest adjudication hearing.
As someone who conducted literally thousands of adjudications I didn't find it too difficult to see why they were vulnerable, given the pressure on the governor to support his staff by imposing days, often in the face of rather bizarre 'evidence', the fact that, with speed as the essence, witnesses were rarely allowed, and, although added days could often be imposed for 'offences' that in the community would barely have raised the proverbial eyebrow, legal representation for prisoners was almost always denied.
Even when adjudication results, young offenders usually receive probation.
So, the wise men and women of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators realised that they needed to start reminding people that, in fact, arbitrations could be almost as quick as adjudications, and certainly more flexible.
USCIS officials said that a major reason A-files were not available for naturalization application adjudications is that staff are not using the automated file-tracking system.