judgement on the merits


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Noun1.judgement on the merits - judgment rendered through analysis and adjudication of the factual issues presented
judicial decision, judgment, judgement - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"