- 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
So a whole lot of us are engaged in combatting those judgements . . . with cash.
America, as large and diverse as it is, offers a lot of ways to make snap judgements about strangers.
Alan Jacobs cautions against expecting literature alone to guide moral judgements.
She eventually became, in her judgements, in impatience and the expression of contempt, very free and absolutely irreverent.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
Attend thou with eye and ear, and make judgements straight with righteousness.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica|Homer and Hesiod
Pythagoras to be meant, preferring him in their judgements before the divine Socrates, whom their Gods pronouncd the wisest.The Discovery of a World in the Moone|John Wilkins
There are two colonial cases which illustrate the capricious character of these judgements.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4|Henry Charles Lea
This principle enters into all the judgements which we form concerning manners and characters.
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.