noun, Classical Mythology.
the decision by Paris to award Aphrodite the golden apple of discord competed for by Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera.
In classical mythology, the incident that ultimately brought on the Trojan War. When the goddess Discord threw the apple of discord, marked “For the Fairest,” among the gods, Zeus refused to judge which goddess was the most beautiful, but sent the three contestants — Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera — to the Trojan prince Paris for a decision. Each made offers to induce Paris to give her the apple. Athena and Hera offered military or political power, but Aphrodite said that he could have the most beautiful woman in the world. He gave the apple to Aphrodite, thereby making powerful enemies of Athena and Hera. Aphrodite led him to Helen, afterward known as Helen of Troy, the most beautiful woman in the world and wife of the king of Sparta in Greece. Paris carried her off to Troy while her husband was away. The Greeks then combined forces to make war on Troy and bring her back. Trojan civilization was destroyed in the process.
- Judgments of god
(1.) The secret decisions of God’s will (Ps. 110:5; 36:6). (2.) The revelations of his will (Ex. 21:1; Deut. 6:20; Ps. 119:7-175). (3.) The infliction of punishment on the wicked (Ex. 6:6; 12:12; Ezek. 25:11; Rev. 16:7), such as is mentioned in Gen. 7; 19:24,25; Judg. 1:6,7; Acts 5:1-10, etc.
[joo-di-kuh-buh l] /ˈdʒu dɪ kə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being or liable to be judged or tried. /ˈdʒuːdɪkəbəl/ adjective 1. capable of being judged, esp in a court of law adj. 1640s, from Late Latin iudicabilis, from iudicare “to judge,” which is related to iudicem (see judge (v.)).
[joo-di-key-tiv] /ˈdʒu dɪˌkeɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. having ability to judge; judging: the judicative faculty. /ˈdʒuːdɪkətɪv/ adjective 1. having the function of trying causes 2. competent to judge and pass sentence adj. 1640s, from Latin iudicat-, past participle stem of iudicare “to judge,” which is related to iudicem (see judge (v.)) + -ive.
[joo-di-kair] /ˈdʒu dɪˌkɛər/ noun, (often initial capital letter) 1. a federally funded program providing free or low-cost legal services to the poor.