Definitions for judgmentˈdʒʌdʒ mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

judg•mentˈdʒʌdʒ mənt(n.)

  1. an act or instance of judging.

  2. the ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively or wisely; good sense; discernment.

  3. the demonstration or exercise of such capacity.

  4. the forming of an opinion, estimate, notion, or conclusion, as from circumstances presented to the mind.

  5. the opinion formed.

  6. a judicial decision given by a judge or court. the obligation, esp. a debt, arising from a judicial decision. the certificate embodying such a decision.

    Category: Law

  7. a misfortune regarded as inflicted by divine sentence, as for sin.

  8. (usu. cap.)

    Category: Religion

    Ref: Last Judgment

Origin of judgment:

1250–1300; < OF jugement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. judgment, judgement, mind(noun)

    an opinion formed by judging something

    "he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind"

  2. judgment, judgement, assessment(noun)

    the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event

    "they criticized my judgment of the contestants"

  3. judgment, judgement, judicial decision(noun)

    (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it

  4. judgment, judgement, judging(noun)

    the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions

  5. opinion, legal opinion, judgment, judgement(noun)

    the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision

    "opinions are usually written by a single judge"

  6. judgment, judgement, sound judgment, sound judgement, perspicacity(noun)

    the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions

  7. sagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, discernment(noun)

    the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations

Wiktionary

  1. judgment(Noun)

    The act of judging.

  2. judgment(Noun)

    The power or faculty of performing such operations; especially, when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely; as, a man of judgment; a politician without judgment.

  3. judgment(Noun)

    The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.

  4. judgment(Noun)

    The act of determining, as in courts of law, what is conformable to law and justice; also, the determination, decision, or sentence of a court, or of a judge.

  5. judgment(Noun)

    The final award; the last sentence.

  6. Origin: From jugement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Judgment(verb)

    the act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values and relations of thins, whether of moral qualities, intellectual concepts, logical propositions, or material facts, is obtained; as, by careful judgment he avoided the peril; by a series of wrong judgments he forfeited confidence

  2. Judgment(verb)

    the power or faculty of performing such operations (see 1); esp., when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely; good sense; as, a man of judgment; a politician without judgment

  3. Judgment(verb)

    the conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision

  4. Judgment(verb)

    the act of determining, as in courts of law, what is conformable to law and justice; also, the determination, decision, or sentence of a court, or of a judge; the mandate or sentence of God as the judge of all

  5. Judgment(verb)

    that act of the mind by which two notions or ideas which are apprehended as distinct are compared for the purpose of ascertaining their agreement or disagreement. See 1. The comparison may be threefold: (1) Of individual objects forming a concept. (2) Of concepts giving what is technically called a judgment. (3) Of two judgments giving an inference. Judgments have been further classed as analytic, synthetic, and identical

  6. Judgment(verb)

    that power or faculty by which knowledge dependent upon comparison and discrimination is acquired. See 2

  7. Judgment(verb)

    a calamity regarded as sent by God, by way of recompense for wrong committed; a providential punishment

  8. Judgment(verb)

    the final award; the last sentence

Freebase

  1. Judgment

    A judgment, in a legal context, is synonymous with the formal decision made by a court following a lawsuit. At the same time the court may also make a range of court orders, such as imposing a sentence upon a guilty defendant in a criminal matter, or providing a remedy for the plaintiff in a civil matter. In the United States, under the rules of civil procedure governing practice in federal courts and most state courts, the entry of judgment is the final order entered by the court in the case, leaving no further action to be taken by the court with respect to the issues contested by the parties to the lawsuit. With certain exceptions, only a final judgment is subject to appeal. In some legal systems, a judgment is not considered final until after appeals have been exhausted or waived.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Judgment

    The process of discovering or asserting an objective or intrinsic relation between two objects or concepts; a faculty or power that enables a person to make judgments; the process of bringing to light and asserting the implicit meaning of a concept; a critical evaluation of a person or situation.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'judgment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3029

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'judgment' in Nouns Frequency: #1153

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