- 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
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Historical Examples of judgements
Carlyle's judgements on the poet and his poems have often been quoted.Victorian Worthies
George Henry Blore
The material on which our judgements must be founded is not all of one kind.Progress and History
I do not mean to say that she was submissive—that she deferred, in her judgements, to his.The Good Soldier
Ford Madox Ford
For all his judgements were before me: And as for his statutes, I did not depart from them.
No, only as his sword to execute his judgements on the nations.The Government of God
- 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
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.
see against one's better judgment; snap judgment.