To settle in the exercise of judicial authority. To determine finally. Synonymous with adjudge in its strictest sense. United States v. Irwin, 127 U. S. 125, 8 Sup. Ct. 1033, 32 L. Ed. 99; Street v. Benner. 20 Fla. 700; Sans v. New York, 31 Misc. Rep. 559, 04 N. Y. Supp. 081.

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