5 U.S.C. § 551(7) (2010) (Title 5—Chapter 5: Administrative Procedure)
“Adjudication” means agency process for the formulation of an order.
NOTE: “Order” is defined in 5 U.S.C. § 551(6) (2010) (Title 5—Chapter 5: Administrative Procedure) (“‘Order’ means the whole or a part of a final disposition, whether affirmative, negative, injunctive, or declaratory in form, of an agency in a matter other than rule making but including licensing.”).
28 CFR § 24.102(b) [28 CFR PART 24—IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT IN DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS: SUBPART A—General Provisions]
As used in this part:
(b) Adversary adjudication
means an adjudication under 5 U.S.C. 554 in which the position of the United States is represented by counsel or otherwise, but excludes an adjudication for the purpose of establishing or fixing a rate or for the purpose of granting or reviewing a license.