Articulate adjudication

ARTICULATE ADJUDICATION. A term used in Scotch, law in cases where there is more than the debt due to the adjudging creditor, when it is usual to accumulate each debt by itself, so that any error that may arise in ascertaining one of the debts need not reach to all the rest.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.