|1.||[ verb ] bring to an end; settle conclusively|
|Synonyms:||settle resolve decide|
"The case was decided" "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff" "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"
|Related terms:||end end judge adjust judge decision_making settler|
|2.||[ verb ] (law) put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of|
"The football star was tried for the murder of his wife" "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"
|Related terms:||decide court-martial court-martial judgment judge judiciary trier adjudicator|