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English[]

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Alternative spellings[]

  • judgement (Commonwealth)

Etymology[]

From Old French jugement.

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Singular
Judgment

Plural
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  1. The act of judging.
  2. The power or faculty of performing such operations; especially, when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely; as, a man of judgment; a politician without judgment.
    • Psalms 72:2 (King James Version).
      He shall judge thy people with righteousness and thy poor with judgment.
    • Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, I-i
      Hermia. I would my father look'd but with my eyes. Theseus. Rather your eyes must with his judgment look.
  3. The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.
    • Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, IV-iv
      She in my judgment was as fair as you.
  4. (law) The act of determining, as in courts of law, what is conformable to law and justice; also, the determination, decision, or sentence of a court, or of a judge.
    • Jeremy Taylor.
      In judgments between rich and poor, consider not what the poor man needs, but what is his own.
    • Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, IV-i
      Most heartily I do beseech the court To give the judgment.
  5. Template:Theology The final award; the last sentence.

Usage notes[]

Spelling: Judgment, abridgment, acknowledgment, and lodgment are sometimes written with English spellings in American English: judgement, abridgement, acknowledgement and lodgement.

Derived terms[]

  • arrest of judgment
  • judgment call
  • judgment day
  • judgment debt
  • judgment hall
  • judgment hour
  • judgment of God
  • judgment seat
  • judgment summons
  • judgment throne

Translations[]

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References[]

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