the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions
an opinion formed by judging something
the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
(law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
The act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values and relations of thins, whether of moral qualities, intellectual concepts, logical propositions, or material facts, is obtained; as, by careful judgment he avoided the peril; by a series of wrong judgments he forfeited confidence.
The power or faculty of performing such operations (see 1); esp., when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely; good sense; as, a man of judgment; a politician without judgment.
The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.
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; the mandate or sentence of god as the judge of all.
That act of the mind by which two notions or ideas which are apprehended as distinct are compared for the purpose of ascertaining their agreement or disagreement. see 1. the comparison may be threefold: (1) of individual objects forming a concept. (2) of concepts giving what is technically called a judgment. (3) of two judgments giving an inference. judgments have been further classed as analytic, synthetic, and identical.
That power or faculty by which knowledge dependent upon comparison and discrimination is acquired. see 2.
A calamity regarded as sent by god, by way of recompense for wrong committed; a providential punishment.