What is Adjudicate?

Legal Definition
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. Ot 1033, 32 L. Ed. 99; Street v. Benner, 20 Fla. 700; Sans v. New York, 31 Misc. Rep. 559, 64 N. Y. Supp. 681.
-- Black's Law Dictionary