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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)
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"If the parties cannot agree and there is manifestly a case to be answered, then of course it has to go to adjudication. However, if parties can agree on what has happened and what should happen now, both in terms of protecting the public and helping people to restore their careers, then this should be settled without the need for a great excess of adjudication, bureaucracy and cost.
A critical component is creating and maintaining a centralized electronic database of fully searchable records that will eliminate the mountains of paper claims folders and documents which now hamper the development and adjudication processes.
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." The supreme court reviewed the trial court's decision under an abuse of discretion standard.
Each studies the file and makes a recommendation (called an adjudication) as to whether or not the complaint has merit.
He argued that Congress unconstitutionally classified juvenile adjudications as criminal convictions because this categorization interfered with Massachusetts state law that dictates otherwise.
The effect of a withhold of adjudication has also had far reaching effect in practical application.
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.
13 Hierocles proposed: Those who have not yet undergone adjudication in accordance with the law of the Demotionidae, the phrateres are to adjudicate about them immediately, after swearing by Zeus Phratrios, taking their ballot from the altar.
Even when adjudication results, young offenders usually receive probation.
Les soumissions devront etre parvenues au Secretariat du Comite d adjudications et d achat au plus tard le vendredi 31 mai, 16 heures.
This report addresses the extent to which quality assurance mechanisms have been designed to ensure adjudications' integrity, how key factors affect AOs' adjudications, and what key factors affect IJs' adjudications.