- 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
Synonyms for judgment
Related Words for judgmentintuition, perception, knowledge, intelligence, prudence, experience, understanding, acumen, sense, wisdom, reasoning, awareness, sentence, idea, result, decree, review, inquiry, resolution, finding
Examples from the Web for judgment
Contemporary Examples of judgment
Interesting that those who sat in judgment of him found those two sets of beliefs to be incompatible.In Defense of Blasphemy
January 9, 2015
[These actions] call into question not only their judgment but how true the effort is to expanding into those communities.GOP Boss Gets Help From ‘White Hate’ Pal
December 30, 2014
We have reached a tipping point in the culture where Americans are now trained to look to the rules instead of their own judgment.Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans
Philip K. Howard
December 27, 2014
In short, the existing data makes fracking seem like a judgment call.New York’s Conservative Fracking Ban
December 20, 2014
Taken to its logical conclusion, the “not me” judgment can lead us to regard other human beings as not human at all!Ferguson, Immigration, and ‘Us Vs. Them’
November 27, 2014
Historical Examples of judgment
"The spring has gotten a strangle-hold on my judgment," he said to himself.
I'd rather trust your judgment now than lots of older men down there.
They performed their present office with integrity and judgment.The Christmas Banquet (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
It would be an affront to your own judgment, if you did not: For do you not ask my advice?Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
The execution is left entirely to your judgment and address.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
- 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.