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Definitions of judgment

  1. the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event; " they criticized my judgment of the contestants"
  2. ability to make good judgments
  3. the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; " opinions are usually written by a single judge"
  4. ( law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
  5. the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
  6. the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions
  7. an opinion formed by judging something; " he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; " she changed her mind"
  8. 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.
  9. The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.
  10. 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.
  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. That power or faculty by which knowledge dependent upon comparison and discrimination is acquired. See 2.
  13. A calamity regarded as sent by God, by way of recompense for wrong committed; a providential punishment.
  14. The final award; the last sentence.
  15. 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.
  16. The process of discovering or asserting an objective or intrinsic relation between two objects or concepts; a faculty or power that enables a person to make judgments; the process of bringing to light and asserting the implicit meaning of a concept; a critical evaluation of a person or situation.
  17. The act of deciding or passing sentence; the decision of a court; power of deciding; intelligence; criticism; opinion.
  18. Act of judging: the comparing of ideas, to elicit truth: faculty by which this is done, the reason: opinion formed: taste: sentence: condemnation: doom.
  19. Act of judging; faculty of determining; reason; prudence; sentence.
  20. The act or faculty of judging; power to judge wisely or well.
  21. The decision reached.
  22. The sentence of a court.
  23. A disaster or affliction regarded as a punishment for sin. judgement.
  24. Judgeship.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
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Quotes of judgment

  1. So long as there are earnest believers in the world, they will always wish to punish opinions, even if their judgment tells them it is unwise and their conscience that it is wrong. – Walter Bagehot
  2. If someone is making a judgment when they don't have firsthand experience, it's intolerant. How can you make a judgment on something you don't know about? – Beck
  3. Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment – Rita Mae Brown
  4. Next to sound judgment diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world. – Jean de la Bruyere
  5. Most people suspend their judgment till somebody else has expressed his own and then they repeat it. – Ernest Dimnet
  6. The susceptibility of the average modern to pictorial suggestion enables advertising to exploit his lessened power of judgment – Johan Huizinga
  7. Even as I stand here and admit that we have made mistakes I still believe that as the people of America sit in judgment on each party, they will recognize that our mistakes were mistakes of the heart. They'll recognize that. – Barbara Jordan
  8. I'm not in the judgment part of journalism. – Jim Lehrer
  9. Luck is of little moment to the great general, for it is under the control of his intellect and his judgment – Titus Livius
  10. A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage. – Robert McNamara
  11. Judgment comes from experience and great judgment comes from bad experience. – Bob Packwood
  12. Judgment is not upon all occasions required, but discretion always is. – Philip Stanhope
  13. It is the duty of the Umpire to determine all questions submitted to him according to these laws, when they apply, and according to his best judgment when they do not apply. – Howard Staunton
  14. An orator without judgment is a horse without a bridle. – Theophrastus
  15. Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment – William Warburton

Usage examples for judgment

  1. May I ask for your judgment upon it before I give mine? – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  2. It's some of his new ideas an' he said he'd be nothin' but glad to have you hear 'em 'cause he says the more he lives with me the more respect he's got for your hearin' an' judgment – Susan Clegg and a Man in the House by Anne Warner
  3. I do but ask you to save your judgment for the end. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  4. I believe he told the second mate, who relieved him, that it was a great want of judgment – 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad
  5. Judgment was given in our favor this afternoon. – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  6. I assume to sit in judgment only upon my own. – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives
  7. It's black on my judgment book for ever. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  8. Dr. Grey, I quit your house, shaking the dust off my feet: see that it does not rise up in judgment against you. – Christian's Mistake by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  9. Their language is, " I will sing of mercy and judgment – Memories of Bethany by John Ross Macduff
  10. But, although she spoke so positively when taken out of herself by the interest and importance of a subject, she had no very high opinion of her own judgment and power to decide. – Ideala by Sarah Grand
  11. I could not be mistaken; her looks and words needed no explanation which my judgment could not pronounce. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  12. The people thought the day of judgment had come. – The True Citizen, How To Become One by W. F. Markwick, D. D. and W. A. Smith, A. B.
  13. They should lead as human a life as is possible to those who have fallen under so terrible a judgment – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  14. After a pause, he said: " There will be time enough to form a correct judgment – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  15. Who was he to set himself up in judgment – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  16. But, as I wished to set forth, was continued, the case will not be so plain a one when it finds its way into court, and twelve men, to each of whom you may be a stranger, come to sit in judgment upon the act. – Ten Nights in a Bar Room by T. S. Arthur
  17. Do you dare to pass judgment on me after an hour's acquaintance? – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  18. He succeeded at the first effort, and asked her judgment upon it. – Dawn by Mrs. Harriet A. Adams
  19. And that you had no business judgment – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  20. There was not at that date any third volume to be put forward in proof of faculty, or in arrest of judgment – Life of John Keats by William Michael Rossetti