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addicere (verb), addiceres; addicered; addicering
1. In civil law, to adjudge or to condemn; to assign, to allot, or to deliver; to sell: After Tom's father died, two wills were found, but only one could be valid. Following the information given by the lawyers, the judge addicered the handwritten one in favor of the typed one left in the bank deposit box.
In Roman law, addico was one of the three words used to express the extent of civil jurisdiction of the praetors who were ancient Roman magistrates acting as the chiefs of law officers of the state.2. To determine by a judge; to pass on and to decide judicially: Jane's friend was discovered selling drugs and in court the judge addicered him guilty of the crime.