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Adjudication is the legal process by which an arbiter or judge reviews evidence and argumentation including legal reasoning set forth by opposing parties or litigants to come to a decision or judgment which determines rights and obligations between the parties involved. Adjudication can also be the process (in television game shows and the like) by which a winner is found.

See also jurisprudence, lawsuit, arbitration, dispute resolution, mediation, alternative dispute resolution.

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