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judgement
Legal Definition of judgement

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Definition of judgement

Etymology

    From Old French jugement < Late Latin iūdicāmentum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /d'ʌd'mənt/, enPR: jŭj'mənt

Noun

judgement (plural judgements)

  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.

Further reading

Judgement (or judgment) is the evaluation of evidence in the making of a decision. The term has three distinct uses:

  • Informal and psychological - used in reference to the quality of cognitive faculties and adjudicational capabilities of particular individuals, typically called wisdom or discernment.
  • Legal - used in the context of legal trial, to refer to a final finding, statement, or ruling, based on a considered weighing of evidence, called "adjudication".
  • Religious - used in the concept of salvation to refer to the adjudication of God in determining Heaven or Hell for each and all human beings.

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Translation of judgement in Malay

Penghakiman

Noun

(law) act of determining, as in courts of law, what is conformable to law and justice

  1. Penghakiman



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