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Adjudication in the law of the United States

Adjudication: Related U.S. Resources

See Also

Judge (Judicial Function) Judicial Function (Judicial Function).


This term is a noun.

Etimology of Adjudication

(You may find adjudication at the world legal encyclopedia and the etimology of more terms).

1690s, “action of adjudging,” from French adjudication or directly from Late Latin adiudicationem (nominative adiudicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of adiudicare “grant or award as a judge” (see adjudge). From 1782 as “a judicial settlement.”

Meaning of Adjudication in Spanish

Description/ translation of adjudication into Spanish: vía jurisdiccional/ judicial; decisión de un órgano judicial/ jurisdiccional[1]

Note: for more information on related terms and on the area of law where adjudication belongs (criminal procedure law), in Spanish, see here.

Notes and References

  1. Translation of Adjudication published by Antonio Peñaranda


See Also

  • Law Dictionaries.
  • Legal reasoning; Legal systems.

    International law. Other relevant material may be found inConflict of laws; International legislation; and underInternational organization; Law.

    Blackstone, Sir William; Cardozo, Benjamin Nathan; Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr.; Judiciary.

  • Further Reading

    Allen, Carleton K. (1927) 1964 Law in the Making. 7th ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

    American Bar Association; and the Association of American Law Schools 1958 Professional Responsibility: Report of the Joint Conference. American Bar Association Journal 44:1159-1162; 1216-1218.

    Austin, John (1861) 1873 Lectures on Jurisprudence or the Philosophy of Positive Law. Edited by Robert Campbell. 2 vols., 4th ed., rev. London: Murray.

    Blackstone, William (1765-1769) 1922 Commentaries on the Laws of England. 4 books in 2 vols. Edited by William Draper Lewis. Philadelphia: Bisel.

    Cardozo, Benjamin N. (1921) 1960 The Nature of the Judicial Process. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press.

    Davis, Kenneth Culp 1960 Administrative Law and Government. St. Paul, Minn.: West.

    Frank, Jerome (1930) 1949 Law and the Modern Mind. New York: Coward.

    Frankfurter, Felix 1939 Law and Politics: Occasional Papers, 1913-1938. Edited by A. MacLeish and E. F. Prichard, Jr. New York: Harcourt. _ A paperback edition was published in 1962 by Putnam.

    Gray, John C. (1909) 1921 The Nature and Sources of the Law. 2d ed. New York: Macmillan.

    Hart, Herbert L. A. 1961 The Concept of Law. Oxford: Clarendon.

    Holdsworth, William S. 1934 Case Law. Law Quarterly Review 50:180-195.

    Holmes, Oliver wendell (1881) 1963 The Common Law. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press.

    Holmes, Oliver wendell (1885-1918) 1952 Collected Legal Papers. Edited by Harold J. Laski. New York: Smith.

    Holmes, Oliver W. (1897) 1952 The Path of the Law. Pages 167-202 in Oliver W. Holmes, Collected Legal Papers. New York: Peter Smith. _ First published in Volume 10 of the Harvard Law Review.

    Lawson, Frederick H. 1953 A Common Lawyer Looks at the Civil Law. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Law School.

    Llewellyn, Karl N. 1960 The Common Law Tradition: Deciding Appeals. Boston: Little.

    Murphy, Walter F. 1964 Elements of Judicial Strategy. Univ. of Chicago Press.

    Patterson, Edwin W. 1953 Jurisprudence: Men and Ideas of the Law. New York: Foundation Press.

    Pollock, Frederick (1896) 1918 A First Book of Jurisprudence for Students of the Common Law. 4th ed. London: Macmillan.

    Scigliano, Robert G. 1962 The Courts: A Reader in the Judicial Process. Boston: Little.

    More Further Reading

    The growth, development, and problems of international adjudication have been one of the major themes of the literature of international law for the last half-century. A bibliography of the subject appears annually in International Court of Justice, Yearbook. This includes 6,875 items for the period 1946-1965. In this immense literature a choice of authorities inevitably involves an element of preference.

    Ralston 1929, Hudson 1944, Politis 1924 are standard general accounts of the historical development of international adjudication. Moore 1898 remains the outstanding authoritative work, there being nothing comparable for the later period. Hudson 1943 is the leading work on the Permanent Court; Rosenne 1957, the leading general account of the International Court as reconstituted in 1945; Jessup 1959, the best short account of the Court’s current position. Lauterpacht 1933 provides the outstanding theoretical study of peaceful settlement and the concept of justiciability. Lauterpacht 1934 gives the most illuminating evaluation of the methodological and other intellectual problems inherent in the international judicial process. Simpson & Fox 1959 is the most comprehensive recent account of international arbitral procedure. Jenks 1964 is a study of the measures necessary to consolidate and improve the process of international adjudication to enable it to play its proper part in promoting and securing the rule of law in world affairs.

    The leading collections of international decisions and awards are: Moore 1898; Lapradelle et al. 1905-1954; Hague, Permanent Court of Arbitration 1916; League of Nations, Permanent Court of International Justice 1922-1940; International Court of Justice 1947-1964; International Court of Justice, Registry; International Law Reports. International Court of Justice 1952-1963 is a digest of the decisions of the International Court; Hague, Permanent Court of Justice 1961 is designed to be a comprehensive digest of the pleadings before the Court.

    Akademiia Nauk S.S.S.R., Institut Gosudarstva i Prava (1947) 1960 International Law: A Textbook for Use in Law Schools. Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House. _ First published as Mezhdunarodnoe pravo. See especially pages 377-400.

    Adjudication in Law Enforcement

    Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of adjudication.


    See Also

    • Law Enforcement Officer
    • Police Officer
    • Law Enforcement Agency

    Further Reading

    English Legal System: Adjudication

    In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Adjudication :

    1. The formal judgment or decision of a court or tribunal.

    2. A decision by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue as to the amount (if any) of *stamp duty payable on a written document.

    adjudication order

    Formerly, a court order that made a debtor bankrupt.

    See bankruptcy order.

    Meaning of Adjudication in the U.S. Legal System

    Definition of Adjudication published by the National Association for Court Management: Giving or pronouncing a judgment or decree. Also the judgment given.

    Concept of Adjudication in the context of Real Property

    A short definition of Adjudication: A judgement or decision by a court.

    Third party judicial settlement of disputes that are legally binding.

    Concept of Adjudication in the context of Real Property

    A short definition of Adjudication: A judgement or decision by a court.

    Third party judicial settlement of disputes that are legally binding.

    Adjudication (Judicial Function)




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