- a judicial decision given by a judge or court.
- the obligation, especially a debt, arising from a judicial decision.
- the certificate embodying such a decision and issued against the obligor, especially a debtor.
Origin of judgment
OTHER WORDS FROM judgmentin·ter·judg·ment, nounre·judg·ment, noun
How to use judgment in a sentence
“It would be a judgement call made based on their character at that moment,” he says.People Are Using Instagram to Sell Their Guns...and It’s Mostly Legal|Brian Ries|October 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But it's one thing to judge them, and another to impose your judgement coercively.
I know, it feels like we're riding an exciting wave away from the moral dark ages and into the bright, judgement free future.Why Gay Marriage Will Win, and Sexual Freedom Will Lose|Megan McArdle|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
(And we wouldn't collect much if we did: most criminals are judgement proof).Should Prosecutors Pay the Defense Costs of Anyone Who Secures a "Not Guilty" Verdict?|Megan McArdle|January 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On the other hand, a $10 million judgement against Ford gets you $10 million.
If he fall, God has his wise purpose in the judgement, and I shall find resignation.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Since we are not disposed, however, to be hasty in our judgement, you may wait upon us in the council chamber in two hours.The Envoy, Her|Horace Brown Fyfe
Still his guest left him without relief, only fixing him and his suggestion with a suspended judgement.The Awkward Age|Henry James
There was ever a hint of fine judgement and far calculation in his tone.
I'm an old play-goer and I've an unbounded belief in my own judgement.
British Dictionary definitions for judgment (1 of 2)
- the decision or verdict pronounced by a court of law
- an obligation arising as a result of such a decision or verdict, such as a debt
- the document recording such a decision or verdict
- (as modifier)a judgment debtor
- the act of establishing a relation between two or more terms, esp as an affirmation or denial
- the expression of such a relation
- to preside as judge
- to assume the position of critic
British Dictionary definitions for judgment (2 of 2)
Other Idioms and Phrases with judgment
see against one's better judgment; snap judgment.