|1.||[ noun ] (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it|
|Related terms:||due_process opinion finding judgment_of_dismissal confession_of_judgment default_judgment judgment_in_personam judgment_in_rem reversal judgment_on_the_merits summary_judgment arbitration non_prosequitur final_judgment affirmation law|
|2.||[ noun ] the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions|
|Synonyms:||judgment perspicacity sound_judgement sound_judgment|
|Related terms:||trait objectivity subjectivity|
|3.||[ noun ] ability to make good judgments|
|Synonyms:||sagaciousness judgment discernment sagacity|
|Related terms:||wisdom common_sense eye discretion injudiciousness serendipity judiciousness|
|4.||[ noun ] (psychology) the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions|
|Related terms:||decision_making prejudgment estimate|
|5.||[ noun ] an opinion formed by judging something|
"he was reluctant to make his judgment known" "she changed her mind"
|Related terms:||opinion decision|
|6.||[ noun ] (law,writing) the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision|
|Synonyms:||opinion judgment legal_opinion|
"opinions are usually written by a single judge"
|Related terms:||legal_document majority_opinion concurring_opinion obiter_dictum dissenting_opinion fatwah law|
|7.||[ noun ] the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event|
"they criticized my judgment of the contestants"
|Related terms:||act evaluation estimate adjudication value_judgement logistic_assessment disapproval pronounce|