* judgement (British)
* iugement, iudgement, iudgment, iudgemente, iudgmente (obsolete)
(en noun )
The act of judging.
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 judgment; a politician without judgment.
* Psalms 72:2 ().
* Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream , I-i
- He shall judge thy people with righteousness and thy poor with judgment .
The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.
* Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona , IV-iv
- Hermia. I would my father look’d but with my eyes. Theseus. Rather your eyes must with his judgment look.
(legal) 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.
- She in my judgment was as fair as you.
* Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice , IV-i
- In judgments between rich and poor, consider not what the poor man needs, but what is his own.
(theology) The final award; the last sentence.
- Most heartily I do beseech the court To give the judgment .
See for discussion of spelling usage of judgment‘ versus ”’judgement . Briefly, without the ”-e” is preferred in law globally, and in American English, while with the ”-e is preferred in British English.
Like (abridgment), (acknowledgment), and (lodgment), judgment is sometimes written with English spellings in American English, as (judgement) (respectively, (abridgement), (acknowledgement), and (lodgement)).
The British spelling preserves the rule that G can only be soft while preceding an E, I, or Y.
* against one’s better judgment
* arrest of judgment
* Day of Judgment
* judgment call
* judgment day
* judgment debt
* judgment hall
* judgment hour
* judgment of God
* judgment seat
* judgment summons
* judgment throne
(en noun )
(lb) A decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
*:Such a scandal as the prosecution of a brother for forgery—with a verdict of guilty —is a most truly horrible, deplorable, fatal thing. It takes the respectability out of a family perhaps at a critical moment, when the family is just assuming the robes of respectability:it is a black spot which all the soaps ever advertised could never wash off.
An opinion or judgement.