judgment: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: ( juj'munt), [key]
- an act or instance of judging.
- the ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively, authoritatively, and wisely, esp. in matters affecting action; good sense; discretion: a man of sound judgment.
- the demonstration or exercise of such ability or capacity: The major was decorated for the judgment he showed under fire.
- the forming of an opinion, estimate, notion, or conclusion, as from circumstances presented to the mind: Our judgment as to the cause of his failure must rest on the evidence.
- the opinion formed: He regretted his hasty judgment.
- a judicial decision given by a judge or court.
- the obligation, esp. a debt, arising from a judicial decision.
- the certificate embodying such a decision and issued against the obligor, esp. a debtor.
- a misfortune regarded as inflicted by divine sentence, as for sin.
- (usually cap.) Also calledthe final trial of all people, both the living and dead, at the end of the world.
- judgment (Thesaurus)