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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

judg′ment call`(n.)

  1. a decision made by a referee or umpire in a sporting event that is based on personal observation of a disputed play.

    Category: Sport

  2. any subjective or debatable determination.

Origin of judgment call:

1840–50

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  1. judgment call(Noun)

    A ruling by an umpire, referee, or similar official during a sporting event, based on his or her perception of events and in the absence of any objective measurement.

  2. judgment call(Noun)

    Any decision or other determination based on subjective criteria, especially one which takes into account the particular circumstances of a situation.

  3. judgment call(Noun)

    The summons which will call the spirits of the deceased to their heavenly reward at the time of Final Judgment.

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