- 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
Related formsin·ter·judg·ment, nounre·judg·ment, noun
Examples from the Web for judgement
“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.
But as indicated in the preface to the Genera, the judgement as to which genera are "worthy of being retained" had been exercised.
If we join the limitation of a judgement to the conception of the subject, then the judgement will possess unconditioned validity.The Critique of Pure Reason|Immanuel Kant
The judgement of taste is not based upon concepts; for otherwise it would admit of controversy (would be determinable by proofs).Kant's Critique of Judgement|Immanuel Kant
There is contingency in a thousand actions of Nature; but when there is no judgement in him who acts there is no freedom.Theodicy|G. W. Leibniz
I am still more strongly fixed in my judgement that the place of importance is employment, in the present unsettled conjuncture.Lord Chatham|Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
British Dictionary definitions for judgement (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 judgement (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with judgement
see against one's better judgment; snap judgment.