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adjudicate

(ă-jood′ĭ-kāt″) [L. adjudicare, to award a judgment, judge]
To issue or make a judgment in a court of law, e.g., regarding malpractice.
adjudication (-jood″ĭ-kā′shŏn) adjudicator (-jood′ĭ-kāt″ŏr)

adjudicate (əjōō´dikāt´),

v the final step in dental peer review at which the dental peer review committee renders a formal, nonlegal decision on a case.
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Recommendation: To improve the integrity of the asylum adjudication process, the Chief of the Asylum Division should ensure that the information collected on training needs is used to provide training to asylum officers and supervisory asylum officers at the offices where the information shows it is needed or nationally, when training needs are common.
The process for "community impact" cases, such as the May 30 incident, is the same as for others, except that the initial adjudication reached by the police chief is considered preliminary.
67) Put simply, the reason juvenile courts need not adhere to the Sixth Amendment guarantee of a jury is that their adjudications are not criminal; if their proceedings were criminal, it would be unconstitutional for juvenile courts to deny this right to their "defendants.
The effect of a withhold of adjudication has also had far reaching effect in practical application.
A greater concern with the proposal is that the requirement to decide the terms of the contract in itself might potentially increase the scope of the adjudicator's jurisdiction so far that a fair and accurate decision cannot be reached within the time scales allowed for adjudication.
It is the fourth adjudication hearing Cleveland Bridge has had, and the amount Multiplex has been ordered to pay the company now totals over pounds 4.
Indeed I took part in Radio 4's PM saying much the same as I have just written, but the Home Office Minister, Lord Falconer, informed us that 'advice' had been sought about adjudications and that that advice had suggested that the system was fair.
If offenders fail to fulfill the requirements in the allotted time, their cases are remanded to the adjudication stream, and the judge decides appropriate restitution.
This trend is heightened by the fact that adjudications are tending to get bigger and more complex and take longer to complete.
As the construction industry has become more familiar and confident that the adjudicator's decision will be correct and enforceable, so the number of adjudications has escalated, said Mr Blizzard, whose firm has just completed its 100th.
Adjudication, at its core, is a process by which information is