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Definition of 'judgment'


  1. an opinion formed by judging something; "he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind"
       Synonyms: judgement mind
  2. the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event; "they criticized my judgment of the contestants"
       Synonyms: judgement assessment
  3. (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
       Synonyms: judgement judicial decision
  4. the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions
       Synonyms: judgement judging
  5. the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; "opinions are usually written by a single judge"
       Synonyms: opinion legal opinion judgement
  6. the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
       Synonyms: judgement sound judgment sound judgement perspicacity
  7. the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
       Synonyms: sagacity sagaciousness judgement discernment

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