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ADJUDICATION Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

The giving or pronouncing a judgment or decree in a cause; also the judgment given. The term is principally used in bankruptcy proceedings, the adjudication being the order which declares the debtor to be a bankrupt. In French law. A sale made at public auction and upon competition. Adjudications are voluntary, judicial, or administrative. Duverger. In Scotch law. A species of diligence, or process for transferring the estate of a debtor to a creditor, carried 011 as an ordinary action before the court of session. A species of judicial sale, redeemable by the debtor. A decreet ol’ the lords of session, adjudging and appropriating a person’s lands, hereditaments, or any heritable right to belong to his creditor, who is called the “adjudger,” for payment or performance. Bell; Ersk. Inst, c. 2. tit. 12.


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