Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To adjudge guilty; to pass sentence upon; to adjudge unfit for use; to take private property for public use.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To find or adjudge guilty. 3 Lcon. 68. To adjudge or sentence. 3 Bl. Comm. 291. To adjudge (as an admiralty court) that a vessel is a prize or that she is unfit for service. 1 Kent, Comm. 102; 5 Esp. 65. To set apart or expropriate property for public use, in the exercise of the power of eminent domain. Wulzen v. San Francisco, 101 Cal. 15, 35 Pac. 353, 40 Am. St Rep. 17.