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Definition of "judgment" []

  • The act or process of judging; the formation of an opinion after consideration or deliberation. (noun)
  • The mental ability to perceive and distinguish relationships; discernment: Fatigue may affect a pilot's judgment of distances. (noun)
  • The capacity to form an opinion by distinguishing and evaluating: His judgment of fine music is impeccable. (noun)
  • The capacity to assess situations or circumstances and draw sound conclusions; good sense: She showed good judgment in saving her money. See Synonyms at reason. (noun)
  • An opinion or estimate formed after consideration or deliberation, especially a formal or authoritative decision: awaited the judgment of the umpire. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "judgment" in a sentence
  • "The essential thing comes to be the reflection of the social standard in the thinker's own judgment; _the thoughts thought must always be critically judged by the thinker himself; and for the most part his judgment is at once also the social judgment_."
  • "The rcfult of our judgment upon that examination is what ultimately determines the man, who could not be free if his will were determined by any thing but his own deiirc guided by his own judgment* 1 know that liberty by fome is placed in an indifFcrency of the man, antecedent to the determination of his will."
  • ""It was urged at your lordships 'bar, that all the instances which have been brought forward in support of the proposition, that one good count will support a general judgment upon an indictment in which there are also bad counts, are cases in which there was a motion in _arrest of judgment_, not cases where a _writ of error_ has been brought."