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Definition of Judgment

Judgment

  1. The act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values and relations of thins, whether of moral qualities, intellectual concepts, logical propositions, or material facts, is obtained; as, by careful judgment he avoided the peril; by a series of wrong judgments he forfeited confidence.
  2. The power or faculty of performing such operations (see 1); esp., when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely; good sense; as, a man of judgment; a politician without judgment.
  3. The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.
  4. 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; the mandate or sentence of God as the judge of all.
  5. That act of the mind by which two notions or ideas which are apprehended as distinct are compared for the purpose of ascertaining their agreement or disagreement. See 1. The comparison may be threefold: (1) Of individual objects forming a concept. (2) Of concepts giving what is technically called a judgment. (3) Of two judgments giving an inference. Judgments have been further classed as analytic, synthetic, and identical.
  6. That power or faculty by which knowledge dependent upon comparison and discrimination is acquired. See 2.
  7. A calamity regarded as sent by God, by way of recompense for wrong committed; a providential punishment.
  8. The final award; the last sentence.

Judgment Quotations

My feeling is, personally, I want to die first... because I believe that when you die, your soul goes immediately up for judgment - and I don't want my wife up there first. No, the judgment will be horrendous.
Bill Cosby

Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.
William Shakespeare

It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.
Dale Turner

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
Will Rogers

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Erma Bombeck
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Judgment Translations

judgment in Afrikaans is oordeel
judgment in Danish is dom
judgment in Dutch is oordeel, vonnis, gericht, judicium
judgment in German is Urteil
judgment in Latin is iudicium, placitum, decretum, ratio
judgment in Portuguese is julgamento
judgment in Spanish is juicio

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