judgment (plural judgments)
- The act of judging.
- The power or faculty of performing such operations; especially, when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely
- 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.
- The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.
- (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.
- Jeremy Taylor.
- (theology) The final award; the last sentence.
See Judgment: Spelling for discussion of spelling usage of judgment versus judgement. Briefly, without the -e is preferred in law globally, and in American English, while with the -e is preferred in Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South African English.
The British spelling preserves the rule that G can only be soft while preceding an E, I, or Y.
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.