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Definition of "judgment call" []

  • A ruling by an umpire, referee, or similar official during a sporting event, based on his or her perception of events and in the absence of any objective measurement. (noun)
  • Any decision or other determination based on subjective criteria, especially one which takes into account the particular circumstances of a situation. (noun)
  • The summons which will call the spirits of the deceased to their heavenly reward at the time of Final Judgment. (noun)

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Use "judgment call" in a sentence
  • "But that was the kind of judgment call that should not have been accepted uncritically by anyoneleast of all the national security adviser."
  • "To be diagnosed requires having an experienced physician who is also educated enough about the disease to detect lupus’s complex, often intermittent symptoms and make the judgment call to run specific blood tests."