- 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
Examples from the Web for judgements
But we can reduce all acts of the understanding to judgements, so that understanding may be represented as the faculty of judging.The Critique of Pure Reason|Immanuel Kant
The material on which our judgements must be founded is not all of one kind.Progress and History|Various
It was the pride of intellect and a belief that man showed himself best by following the judgements of the reason.The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII|Jonathan Swift
Those who do not accept God's judgements here soon go on to deny the coming of judgement hereafter.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. Peter|J. Rawson Lumby
Not only are judgements of worth never rationalizable—they are anti-rational.Tragic Sense Of Life|Miguel de Unamuno
British Dictionary definitions for judgements (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 judgements (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for judgements
mid-13c., "action of trying at law, trial," also "capacity for making decisions," from Old French jugement "legal judgment; diagnosis; the Last Judgment" (11c.), from jugier (see judge (v.)). From late 13c. as "penalty imposed by a court;" early 14c. as "any authoritative decision, verdict." From c.1300 in referfence to the Last Judgment. Also from c.1300 as "opinion." Sense of "discernment" is first recorded 1530s.
Idioms and Phrases with judgements
see against one's better judgment; snap judgment.