judgement

 /ˈdʒʌdʒmənt/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
judg•ment /ˈdʒʌdʒmənt/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [uncountable] the ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion wisely:showed good judgment in choosing friends.
  2. [countable] an opinion, conclusion, or belief based on the circumstances before one's view:It was the reviewer's judgment that the play would not be a success.
  3. [countable]
    • a judicial decision given by a judge or court.
    • the obligation, esp. a sum of money to be paid, arising from or resulting from a judicial decision:a judgment of one million dollars in damages.
  4. [countable] a misfortune believed to be punishment from God for sins committed:Some thought the plagues and earthquakes were a divine judgment.
Also,[esp. Brit.,]ˈjudge•ment. See -jud-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
judg•ment  ( jujmənt), 
n. 
  1. an act or instance of judging.
  2. 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.
  3. the demonstration or exercise of such ability or capacity:The major was decorated for the judgment he showed under fire.
  4. 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.
  5. the opinion formed:He regretted his hasty judgment.
  6. [Law.]
    • 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.
  7. a misfortune regarded as inflicted by divine sentence, as for sin.
  8. Religion(usually cap.) Also called Last Judgment, Final Judgment. the final trial of all people, both the living and dead, at the end of the world.
Also,[esp. Brit.,]judgement. 
Etymology:
  • Old French jugement, equivalent. to juge- (stem of jugier to judge) + -ment -ment
  • Middle English jug( g)ement 1250–1300
1 . determination.2 . discrimination, discernment, perspicacity;
sagacity, wisdom, intelligence, prudence.6a. verdict, decree.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

judgment, judgement /ˈdʒʌdʒmənt/ n
  1. the faculty of being able to make critical distinctions and achieve a balanced viewpoint; discernment
  2. the decision or verdict pronounced by a court of law
  3. an obligation arising as a result of such a decision or verdict, such as a debt
  4. (as modifier): a judgment debtor
  5. the formal decision of one or more judges at a contest or competition
  6. a particular decision or opinion formed in a case in dispute or doubt
  7. an estimation: a good judgment of distance
  8. criticism or censure
  9. against one's better judgmentcontrary to a more appropriate or preferred course of action
  10. sit in judgmentto preside as judge
  11. to assume the position of critic
  12. in someone's judgmentin someone's opinion



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