[juhj-muh nt] /ˈdʒʌdʒ mənt/
an act or instance of judging.
the ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively, authoritatively, and wisely, especially 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 misfortune regarded as inflicted by divine sentence, as for sin.
(usually initial capital letter). Also called Last Judgment, Final Judgment. the final trial of all people, both the living and dead, at the end of the world.
the faculty of being able to make critical distinctions and achieve a balanced viewpoint; discernment
the formal decision of one or more judges at a contest or competition
a particular decision or opinion formed in a case in dispute or doubt
an estimation: a good judgment of distance
criticism or censure
against one’s better judgment, contrary to a more appropriate or preferred course of action
sit in judgment
in someone’s judgment, in someone’s opinion
the estimate by God of the ultimate worthiness or unworthiness of the individual (the Particular Judgment) or of all mankind (the General Judgment or Last Judgment)
God’s subsequent decision determining the final destinies of all individuals
see judgment. Related: Judgemental.
mid-13c., “action of trying at law, trial,” also “capacity for making decisions,” from Old French jugement “legal judgment; diagnosis; the Last Judgment” (11c.), from jugier (see judge (v.)). From late 13c. as “penalty imposed by a court;” early 14c. as “any authoritative decision, verdict.” From c.1300 in referfence to the Last Judgment. Also from c.1300 as “opinion.” Sense of “discernment” is first recorded 1530s.
[juhj-men-tl] /dʒʌdʒˈmɛn tl/ adjective 1. involving the use or exercise of . 2. tending to make moral : to avoid a judgmental approach in dealing with divorced couples. /dʒʌdʒˈmɛntəl/ adjective 1. of or denoting an attitude in which judgments about other people’s conduct are made adj. 1892, from judgment + -al (1). Meaning “inclined to […]
[juhj-muh nt] /ˈdʒʌdʒ mənt/ noun 1. an act or instance of judging. 2. the ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively, authoritatively, and wisely, especially 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 […]
[juhj] /dʒʌdʒ/ noun 1. a public officer authorized to hear and decide cases in a court of law; a magistrate charged with the administration of justice. 2. a person appointed to decide in any competition, contest, or matter at issue; authorized arbiter: the judges of a beauty contest. 3. a person qualified to pass a […]
[juhj-iz] /ˈdʒʌdʒ ɪz/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. a book of the Bible containing the history of Israel under the judges and covering the period between the death of Joshua and the accession to the throne by Saul. Abbreviation: Jud. [juhj] /dʒʌdʒ/ noun 1. a public officer authorized to hear and decide cases […]