or chiefly Britishjudgement/ˈʤʌʤmənt/
or chiefly British judgement /ˈʤʌʤmənt/
Learner's definition of JUDGMENT
1 a [count] : an opinion or decision that is based on careful thought
b [noncount] : the act or process of forming an opinion or making a decision after careful thought: the act of judging something or someone
We have to make a judgment about the value of their services.
In my judgment [=opinion], the stock has performed badly. = It is my judgment that the stock has performed badly.
The judgment of the editors is final.
I agreed to let him join us, even though it was against my better judgment. [=even though I did not think it was the best thing to do]
a snap judgment [=a hasty decision or opinion]
value judgments [=opinions about the worth or value of something]
Don't rush to judgment without examining the evidence.
It would be premature to pass judgment on [=to state an opinion on] his place in history.
Don't pass judgment on me [=don't criticize me] until you know all the facts.
“Were his policies good or bad?” “I'll have to reserve/suspend judgment on that. It's too soon to know.”
2 [noncount] : the ability to make good decisions about what should be done 3 [count], law : a decision made by a court
The court granted/pronounced a judgment in favor of the plaintiffs.
the judgment of the court
I won a judgment against the bank.
4 [count], formal : something bad or unpleasant that is thought to be a punishment from God— usually singular
sit in judgment
: to say whether or not someone or something is morally good, proper, etc.