noun judg·ment \ˈjəj-mənt\

: an opinion or decision that is based on careful thought

: the act or process of forming an opinion or making a decision after careful thought : the act of judging something or someone

: the ability to make good decisions about what should be done

Full Definition of JUDGMENT

a :  a formal utterance of an authoritative opinion
b :  an opinion so pronounced
a :  a formal decision given by a court
b (1) :  an obligation (as a debt) created by the decree of a court
(2) :  a certificate evidencing such a decree
a capitalized :  the final judging of humankind by God
b :  a divine sentence or decision; specifically :  a calamity held to be sent by God
a :  the process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing
b :  an opinion or estimate so formed
a :  the capacity for judging :  discernment
b :  the exercise of this capacity
:  a proposition stating something believed or asserted

Variants of JUDGMENT

judg·ment or judge·ment \ˈjəj-mənt\

Examples of JUDGMENT

  1. We have to make a judgment about the value of their services.
  2. The judgment of the editors is final.
  3. Don't rush to judgment without examining the evidence.
  4. Were his policies good or bad? I'll have to reserve judgment on that. It's too soon to know.
  5. Use your own best judgment.
  6. The court granted a judgment in favor of the plaintiffs.
  7. the judgment of the court
  8. I won a judgment against the bank.

First Known Use of JUDGMENT

13th century
May 26, 2015
sacrilegious Hear it
grossly irreverent
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