final judgment

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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
judicial decision, judgment, judgement - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
judgment of conviction, sentence, conviction, condemnation - (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came as no surprise"
acquittal - a judgment of not guilty
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"
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And although one cannot give a final judgment on all of these things unless one possesses the particulars of those states in which a decision has to be made, nevertheless I will speak as comprehensively as the matter of itself will admit.
This was Dulcie's final judgment in art; but it had never been upset.
The custodian could not sell one without an order from a superior; and that superior would have to get it from HIS superior; and this one would have to get it from a higher one--and so on up and up until the faculty should sit on the matter and deliver final judgment.
Each cycle as a whole, it will be seen, has a natural epic unity, centering about the majestic theme of the spiritual history and the final judgment of all Mankind.
There dwelt, there trode, the feet of one with whom she deemed herself connected in a union that, unrecognised on earth, would bring them together before the bar of final judgment, and make that their marriage-altar, for a joint futurity of endless retribution.
But this is--" He paused awhile, for the word "murder" was his final judgment.
That was her final judgment on the story as a whole - amateurish, though she did not tell him so.
Merrill's final judgment deems his liability of approximately $3.
Barrow was awarded a 50 percent interest in the marital home, but the final judgment did not provide for exclusive possession or sale.
Pursuant to the settlement agreement, a class member could participate in the settlement only if he or she was a plan participant and (1) was identified by class counsel and the defendant as a confirmed class member or (2) met certain other requirements and confirmed to be a class member by class counsel and B's counsel based on a claim submitted by that person by the 90th day following the date of final judgment.
It is an awesome perspective, personalizing the exercise of conscience and implicitly linking moral choices with final judgment by reminding us that God collaborates in the very decisions for which he will judge us.