The judgement of the court is delivered.
- An example of judgment is a blonde woman automatically being treated as dumb.
- An example of judgment is someone being sentenced to two months in prison for a crime committed.
- the act of judging; deciding
- a legal decision; order, decree, or sentence given by a judge or law court
- a debt or other obligation resulting from a court order
- a document recording this obligation
- a misfortune looked on as a punishment from God
- an opinion or estimate
- criticism or censure
- the ability to come to opinions about things; power of comparing and deciding; understanding; good sense
- Bible justice; right
- Last Judgment
Origin of judgmentMiddle English jugement ; from Old French ; from Medieval Latin judicamentum ; from Classical Latin judicare: see judge,
- a. The act or process of judging; the formation of an opinion after consideration or deliberation.b. An opinion or estimate formed after consideration or deliberation, especially a formal or authoritative decision: awaited the judgment of the umpire.
- a. The mental ability to perceive and distinguish relationships; discernment: Fatigue may affect a pilot's judgment of distances.b. The capacity to form an opinion by distinguishing and evaluating: His judgment of fine music is impeccable.c. The capacity to assess situations or circumstances and draw sound conclusions; good sense: She showed good judgment in saving her money. See Synonyms at reason.
- Law a. A determination of a court of law; a judicial decision.b. A court decision establishing that an obligation is owed, such as a debt.
- A misfortune believed to be sent by God as punishment for sin.
- Judgment The Last Judgment.
Origin of judgmentMiddle English jugement, from Old French, from jugier, to judge, from Latin i&umacron;dic&amacron;re; see judge.
- The act of judging.
- The power or faculty of performing such operations; especially, when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely; as, a man of judgment; a politician without judgment.
- The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.
- (law) The act of determining, as in courts of law, what is conformable to law and justice; also, the determination, decision, or sentence of a court, or of a judge.
- (theology) The final award; the last sentence.
See Judgment: Spelling for discussion of spelling usage of judgment versus judgement. Briefly, without the -e is preferred in law globally, and in American English, while with the -e is preferred in British English.
The British spelling preserves the rule that G can only be soft while preceding an E, I, or Y.
From Old French jugement, from Late Latin iūdicāmentum.
judgment - Legal Definition