judgment

[juhj-muhnt]

noun


Also especially British, judge·ment.

Origin of judgment

1250–1300; Middle English jug(g)ement < Old French jugement, equivalent to juge- (stem of jugier to judge) + -ment -ment
Related formsin·ter·judg·ment, nounre·judg·ment, noun

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judgment

judgement

noun

the faculty of being able to make critical distinctions and achieve a balanced viewpoint; discernment
  1. the decision or verdict pronounced by a court of law
  2. an obligation arising as a result of such a decision or verdict, such as a debt
  3. the document recording such a decision or verdict
  4. (as modifier)a judgment debtor
the formal decision of one or more judges at a contest or competition
a particular decision or opinion formed in a case in dispute or doubt
an estimationa good judgment of distance
criticism or censure
logic
  1. the act of establishing a relation between two or more terms, esp as an affirmation or denial
  2. the expression of such a relation
against one's better judgment contrary to a more appropriate or preferred course of action
sit in judgment
  1. to preside as judge
  2. to assume the position of critic
in someone's judgment in someone's opinion

Judgment

noun

the estimate by God of the ultimate worthiness or unworthiness of the individual (the Particular Judgment) or of all mankind (the General Judgment or Last Judgment)
God's subsequent decision determining the final destinies of all individuals
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Word Origin and History for judgment
n.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with judgment

judgment

see against one's better judgment; snap judgment.

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