Definitions of judgment

  1. The power or faculty of performing such operations ( see 1); esp., when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely; good sense; as, a man of judgment; a politician without judgment.
  2. The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.
  3. 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; the mandate or sentence of God as the judge of all.
  4. That power or faculty by which knowledge dependent upon comparison and discrimination is acquired. See 2.
  5. A calamity regarded as sent by God, by way of recompense for wrong committed; a providential punishment.
  6. The final award; the last sentence.
  7. ability to make good judgments
  8. ( law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
  9. the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
  10. the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions
  11. That act of the mind by which two notions or ideas which are apprehended as distinct are compared for the purpose of ascertaining their agreement or disagreement. See 1. The comparison may be threefold: Of individual objects forming a concept. Of concepts giving what is technically called a judgment. Of two judgments giving an inference. Judgments have been further classed as analytic, synthetic, and identical.
  12. A final court ruling resolving the key questions in a lawsuit and determining the rights and obligations of the opposing parties. For example, after a trial involving a vehicle accident, a court will issue a judgment determining which party was at fault and how much money that party must pay the other.
  13. The act of deciding or passing sentence; the decision of a court; power of deciding; intelligence; criticism; opinion.
  14. Act of judging: the comparing of ideas, to elicit truth: faculty by which this is done, the reason: opinion formed: taste: sentence: condemnation: doom.
  15. Act of judging; faculty of determining; reason; prudence; sentence.
  16. The act or faculty of judging; power to judge wisely or well.
  17. The decision reached.
  18. The sentence of a court.
  19. A disaster or affliction regarded as a punishment for sin. judgement.
  20. Judgeship.
  21. The act of judging; the faculty, act, or process of the mind in comparing ideas and determining their relation; discrimination; criticism; determination; opinion; the sentence or doom pronounced in any cause, civil or criminal; the right or power of passing sentence. In Scripture, the spirit of wisdom and prudence, enabling a person to discern right and wrong; an extraordinary calamity inflicted by God on sinners; a divine statute or dispensation; the final trial of the human race.
  22. Decision; determination; award; right or power of passing judgment; punishment inflicted by God; the sentence or decision of a court of law; opinion; condemnation; that faculty of the mind which enables a man to ascertain truth by comparing facts and ideas.