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judge·ment

 (jŭj′mənt)
n.
Variant of judgment.
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Noun1.judgement - the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decisionjudgement - the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; "opinions are usually written by a single judge"
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
concurring opinion - an opinion that agrees with the court's disposition of the case but is written to express a particular judge's reasoning
dissenting opinion - an opinion that disagrees with the court's disposition of the case
majority opinion - the opinion joined by a majority of the court (generally known simply as `the opinion')
fatwah - (Islam) a legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar; "bin Laden issued three fatwahs calling upon Muslims to take up arms against the United States"
dictum, obiter dictum - an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding
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"
2.judgement - an opinion formed by judging something; "he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind"
conclusion, decision, determination - a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration; "a decision unfavorable to the opposition"; "his conclusion took the evidence into account"; "satisfied with the panel's determination"
opinion, persuasion, sentiment, thought, view - a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
3.judgement - the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusionsjudgement - the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions
deciding, decision making - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"
prejudgement, prejudgment - a judgment reached before the evidence is available
4.judgement - the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
eye - good discernment (either visually or as if visually); "she has an eye for fresh talent"; "he has an artist's eye"
common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, mother wit, sense - sound practical judgment; "Common sense is not so common"; "he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; "fortunately she had the good sense to run away"
judiciousness - good judgment
circumspection, discreetness, discretion, prudence - knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the servants showed great tact and discretion"
indiscreetness, injudiciousness - lacking good judgment
sapience, wisdom - ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
5.judgement - the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusionsjudgement - the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
objectiveness, objectivity - judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices
subjectiveness, subjectivity - judgment based on individual personal impressions and feelings and opinions rather than external facts
6.judgement - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
due process, due process of law - (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
reversal - a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside
affirmation - a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand
cognovit judgement, cognovit judgment, confession of judgement, confession of judgment - a judgment entered after a written confession by the debtor without the expense of ordinary legal proceedings
default judgement, default judgment, judgement by default, judgment by default - a judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant defaults (fails to appear in court)
non pros, non prosequitur - a judgment entered in favor of the defendant when the plaintiff has not continued his action (e.g., has not appeared in court)
final decision, final judgment - a judgment disposing of the case before the court; after the judgment (or an appeal from it) is rendered all that remains is to enforce the judgment
judgement in personam, judgment in personam, personal judgement, personal judgment - a judgment rendered against an individual (or corporation) for the payment of money damages
judgement in rem, judgment in rem - a judgment pronounced on the status of some particular subject or property or thing (as opposed to one pronounced on persons)
dismissal, judgement of dismissal, judgment of dismissal - a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial
judgement on the merits, judgment on the merits - judgment rendered through analysis and adjudication of the factual issues presented
judgement on the pleadings, judgment on the pleadings, summary judgement, summary judgment - a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law
arbitrament, arbitrement, arbitration - the act of deciding as an arbiter; giving authoritative judgment; "they submitted their disagreement to arbitration"
ruling, opinion - the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
finding - the decision of a court on issues of fact or law
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"
7.judgement - the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or eventjudgement - the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event; "they criticized my judgment of the contestants"
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
justice - judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments
adjudication - the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented
disapproval - the act of disapproving or condemning
evaluation, rating - act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of
estimate, estimation - a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody; "many factors are involved in any estimate of human life"; "in my estimation the boy is innocent"
logistic assessment - a judgment of the logistic support required for some particular military operation
value judgement, value judgment - an assessment that reveals more about the values of the person making the assessment than about the reality of what is assessed

judgment

also judgement
noun
1. A position arrived at by reasoning from premises or general principles:
2. The ability to make sensible decisions:
Informal: gumption, horse sense.
3. The act or result of judging the worth or value of something or someone:
4. An authoritative or official decision, especially one made by a court:
5. A judicial decision, especially one setting the punishment to be inflicted on a convicted person:
Slang: rap.
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