adjudication (Plural: adjudications)
#The act of adjudicate|adjudicating, of reaching a judgement.
#A judgment or sentence.
#: [Mr. C.] says he confessed to avoid a lengthier sentence after his original attorney told him that the prosecutor claimed DNA evidence conclusively identified him as the attacker. [Mr. C.] had an earlier deferred <b>adjudication</b> for indecency with a minor. — Houston Chronicle (6/17/2007)