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Meaning of JUDGMENT

Pronunciation:  'jujmunt

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  1. [n]  the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event; "they criticized my judgment of the contestants"
  2. [n]  (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
  3. [n]  the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
  4. [n]  ability to make good judgments
  5. [n]  the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions
  6. [n]  an opinion formed by judging something; "he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind"
  7. [n]  the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; "opinions are usually written by a single judge"

JUDGMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: assessment, discernment, judgement, judgement, judgement, judgement, judging, judicial decision, mind, opinion, perspicacity, sagaciousness, sagacity, sound judgement, sound judgment
 See Also: act, adjudication, affirmation, arbitrament, arbitration, arbitrement, circumspection, cognovit judgement, cognovit judgment, common sense, conclusion, concurring opinion, confession of judgement, confession of judgment, deciding, decision, decision making, default judgement, default judgment, determination, dictum, disapproval, discreetness, discretion, dismissal, dissenting opinion, due process, due process of law, estimate, estimation, evaluation, eye, final decision, final judgment, finding, good sense, gumption, horse sense, human action, human activity, indiscreetness, injudiciousness, instrument, judgement by default, judgement in personam, judgement in rem, judgement of dismissal, judgement on the merits, judgement on the pleadings, judgment by default, judgment in personam, judgment in rem, judgment of dismissal, judgment on the merits, judgment on the pleadings, judiciousness, legal document, legal instrument, logistic assessment, majority opinion, mother wit, non pros, non prosequitur, obiter dictum, objectiveness, objectivity, official document, opinion, opinion, personal judgement, personal judgment, persuasion, prejudgement, prejudgment, prudence, rating, reversal, ruling, sapience, sense, sentiment, subjectiveness, subjectivity, summary judgement, summary judgment, thought, trait, value judgement, value judgment, view, wisdom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Judg"ment\, n. [OE. jugement, F. jugement, LL.
judicamentum, fr. L. judicare. See {Judge}, v. i.]
1. 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

         I oughte deme, of skilful jugement, That in the
         salte sea my wife is deed.            --Chaucer.

2. 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.

         He shall judge thy people with righteousness and thy
         poor with judgment.                   --Ps. lxxii.

         Hernia. I would my father look'd but with my eyes.
         Theseus. Rather your eyes must with his judgment
         look.                                 --Shak.

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

         She in my judgment was as fair as you. --Shak.

         Who first his judgment asked, and then a place.

4. 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.

         In judgments between rich and poor, consider not
         what the poor man needs, but what is his own. --Jer.

         Most heartily I do beseech the court To give the
         judgment.                             --Shak.

5. (Philos.)
   (a) 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
   (b) That power or faculty by which knowledge dependent
       upon comparison and discrimination is acquired. See 2.

             A judgment is the mental act by which one thing
             is affirmed or denied of another. --Sir W.

             The power by which we are enabled to perceive
             what is true or false, probable or improbable,
             is called by logicians the faculty of judgment.

6. A calamity regarded as sent by God, by way of recompense
   for wrong committed; a providential punishment.
   ``Judgments are prepared for scorners.'' --Prov. xix. 29.
   ``This judgment of the heavens that makes us tremble.''

7. (Theol.) The final award; the last sentence.

Note: Judgment, abridgment, acknowledgment, and lodgment are
      in England sometimes written, judgement, abridgement,
      acknowledgement, and lodgement.

Note: Judgment is used adjectively in many self-explaining
      combinations; as, judgment hour; judgment throne.

{Judgment day} (Theol.), the last day, or period when final
   judgment will be pronounced on the subjects of God's moral

{Judgment debt} (Law), a debt secured to the creditor by a
   judge's order.

{Judgment hall}, a hall where courts are held.

{Judgment seat}, the seat or bench on which judges sit in
   court; hence, a court; a tribunal. ``We shall all stand
   before the judgment seat of Christ.'' --Rom. xiv. 10.

{Judgment summons} (Law), a proceeding by a judgment creditor
   against a judgment debtor upon an unsatisfied judgment.

{Arrest of judgment}. (Law) See under {Arrest}, n.

{Judgment of God}, a term formerly applied to extraordinary
   trials of secret crimes, as by arms and single combat, by
   ordeal, etc.; it being imagined that God would work
   miracles to vindicate innocence. See under {Ordeal}.

Syn: Discernment; decision; determination; award; estimate;
     criticism; taste; discrimination; penetration; sagacity;
     intelligence; understanding. See {Taste}.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The official and authentic decision of a court of justice upon the rights and claims of parties to an action or suit submitted to the court for determination. (See also summary judgment.)
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