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adjudication
Legal resolution of a dispute.

When a juvenile is declared delinquent or a status offender, the matter has been resolved; when an offender has been convicted or acquitted, the matter at issue (guilt or innocence) has been concluded by either a judge or a jury.

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adjudication hearing
A formal proceeding involving a prosecuting attorney and a defense attorney where evidence is presented and a juvenile's status or condition is determined by the juvenile court judge.
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Word Entries at Word Info: “adjudication
adjudication (s) (noun), adjudications (pl)
1. Reaching a final decision in a legal proceeding: After months and months of citing material by the lawyers in the case of Smith vs Smith, the lawsuit went to court and the judge presented the adjudication which ended all the disputes.
2. The act of pronouncing a judgment based on the evidence presented: Having blood tests completed and the evidence of the DNA presented to the court, the adjudication was pronounced by the judge, stating which man was the father of the child.