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Adjudication, the judgment or decision of a court in any litigation or proceedings before it. It has also a particular signification in the English bankrupt law, and means the order adjudging the debtor to be a bankrupt and vesting his property in a trustee. In Scotland the analogous proceeding is termed a decree of sequestration, but it differs in some essential points from adjudication as understood in English bankruptcy law.