Judgment meaning

jŭjmənt
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The definition of judgment is an opinion, decision or a sentence given by a court of law.

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.

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(bible) Justice; right.
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The ability to come to opinions about things; power of comparing and deciding; understanding; good sense.
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A judgment which fully ends a case, on its merits (as opposed to on procedural grounds). A final judgment is generally necessary before a party can file an appeal.
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Criticism or censure.
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A judgment entered due to the failure of the defendant to answer or otherwise respond to the claim.
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A creditor who has obtained, through judicial process, a judgment against a debtor; commonly used in bankruptcy proceedings to distinguish such a creditor from others to whom the debtor owes money but do not have judgments. Judgment creditors may be entitled to preferential distribution of a debtor’s money if there are insufficient assets to pay all creditors.
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A legal decision; order, decree, or sentence given by a judge or law court.
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An opinion or estimate.
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A judgment issued after the parties have had a full chance to present evidence and witnesses at trial.
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A judgment of a different state or country than the one in which the judgment is being challenged or as to which enforcement is sought.
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A roll or listing of judgments maintained by a clerk or administrative office of a court.
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A judgment invalidating or otherwise disposing of the plaintiff’s or the prosecutor’s claims prior to a trial.
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A judgment that is issued on the pleadings alone, either on the basis that the plaintiff’s pleadings are inadequate or that the defendant has failed to plead any fact that negates the plaintiff’s claims or raises an affirmative defense.
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A judgment imposing personal liability on a defendant.
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A judgment in favor of a creditor following a forced sale of property, for the difference between the amount owed and the amount collected as a result of the sale, so as to fully compensate the creditor.
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A misfortune believed to be sent by God as punishment for sin.
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The Last Judgment.
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The act of judging; deciding.
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A misfortune looked on as a punishment from God.
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A debtor who owes money to a creditor who has obtained a judgment against the debtor in that amount. See judgment creditor.
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A judgment that disposes of property, or resolves competing interests in a piece of property, as opposed to a judgment that is against a person ordering payment of money.
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A lien against property that results from a judicial proceeding in which a monetary award has been made and has been reduced to judgment; until payment of the judgment, a lien will be placed against all real property (and some personal property) of the individual or entity that owes payment of the judgment.
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Latin. Judgment notwithstanding the verdict. In rare cases, a judge may enter a judgment in favor of one party despite a jury’s award against that party; generally in cases where the evidence was such that no reasonable jury could have come to the determination that it did. Abbreviated j.n.o.v.
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The final decision in a criminal case, which includes the plea taken by the defendant, the verdict, any court findings, and the ultimate sentence.
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The act of judging.
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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.
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The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.
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(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.
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(theology) The final award; the last sentence.
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A court’s final resolution of the issues before it at trial or upon a dispositive motion.
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Origin of judgment

  • Middle English jugement from Old French from jugier to judge from Latin iūdicāre judge

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French jugement, from Late Latin iūdicāmentum.

    From Wiktionary