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Judgment meaning

judgment - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. That power or faculty by which knowledge dependent upon comparison and discrimination is acquired. See 2.
  5. 5. The final award; the last sentence.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Act of judging; faculty of determining; reason; prudence; sentence.

judgment - examples of usage

  1. And a man could only get as much as his own labour and good judgment would make for him out of the land. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. The lawyer's judgment of men was as keen as Frank's judgment of cattle. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. On " sick" he does not deliver judgment. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
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