Definitions for judgmentˈdʒʌdʒ mənt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an act or instance of judging.
the ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively or wisely; good sense; discernment.
the demonstration or exercise of such capacity.
the forming of an opinion, estimate, notion, or conclusion, as from circumstances presented to the mind.
the opinion formed.
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.
a misfortune regarded as inflicted by divine sentence, as for sin.
Ref: Last Judgment
Origin of judgment:
1250–1300; < OF jugement
judgment, judgement, mind(noun)
an opinion formed by judging something
"he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind"
judgment, judgement, assessment(noun)
the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
"they criticized my judgment of the contestants"
judgment, judgement, judicial decision(noun)
(law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
judgment, judgement, judging(noun)
the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions
opinion, legal opinion, judgment, judgement(noun)
the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
"opinions are usually written by a single judge"
judgment, judgement, sound judgment, sound judgement, perspicacity(noun)
the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
sagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, discernment(noun)
the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
The act of judging.
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.
The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.
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 final award; the last sentence.
Origin: From jugement.
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
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
the conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision
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
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
that power or faculty by which knowledge dependent upon comparison and discrimination is acquired. See 2
a calamity regarded as sent by God, by way of recompense for wrong committed; a providential punishment
the final award; the last sentence
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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.