What does adjudication mean?
The definition of adjudication
Ad*ju`di*ca”tion, n.
Etym: [L. adjudicatio: cf. F. adjudication.]

1 The act of adjudicating; the act or process of trying and determining judicially.
2 A deliberate determination by the judicial power; a judicial decision or sentence. “An adjudication in favor of natural rights.” Burke.
3 (Bankruptcy practice)
The decision upon the question whether the debtor is a bankrupt. Abbott.
4 (Scots Law)
A process by which land is attached security or in satisfaction of a debt.