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Etymology

From Old French jugement (French jugement), from juger; see judge.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: jŭj'mənt
  • IPA: /ʤʌʤmənt/

Noun

Singular
judgement

Plural
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  1. The act of judging
  2. The power or faculty of performing such operations; especially, when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely; as, a man of judgement; a politician without judgement.
    He shall judge thy people with righteousness and thy poor with judgement. –Psalms 72:2 (King James Version).
    Hermia. I would my father look'd but with my eyes. Theseus. Rather your eyes must with his judgement look. –Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, I-i
  3. The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.
    She in my judgement was as fair as you. - Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, IV-iv
  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
    In judgements between rich and poor, consider not what the poor man needs, but what is his own.Jer. Taylor.
    Most heartily I do beseech the court To give the judgement. –Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, IV-i
  5. (theology) The final award; the last sentence.

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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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