Definitions for: Judgement


[n] the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event; "they criticized my judgment of the contestants"
[n] (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
[n] the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
[n] ability to make good judgments
[n] the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions
[n] an opinion formed by judging something; "he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind"
[n] the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; "opinions are usually written by a single judge"



Synonyms: assessment, discernment, judging, judgment, judgment, judgment, judgment, judicial decision, mind, opinion, perspicacity, sagaciousness, sagacity, sound judgement, sound judgment

See Also: act, adjudication, affirmation, arbitrament, arbitration, arbitrement, circumspection, cognovit judgement, cognovit judgment, common sense, conclusion, concurring opinion, confession of judgement, confession of judgment, deciding, decision, decision making, default judgement, default judgment, determination, dictum, disapproval, discreetness, discretion, dismissal, dissenting opinion, due process, due process of law, estimate, estimation, evaluation, eye, final decision, final judgment, finding, good sense, gumption, horse sense, human action, human activity, indiscreetness, injudiciousness, instrument, judgement by default, judgement in personam, judgement in rem, judgement of dismissal, judgement on the merits, judgement on the pleadings, judgment by default, judgment in personam, judgment in rem, judgment of dismissal, judgment on the merits, judgment on the pleadings, judiciousness, legal document, legal instrument, logistic assessment, majority opinion, mother wit, non pros, non prosequitur, obiter dictum, objectiveness, objectivity, official document, opinion, opinion, personal judgement, personal judgment, persuasion, prejudgement, prejudgment, prudence, rating, reversal, ruling, sapience, sense, sentiment, subjectiveness, subjectivity, summary judgement, summary judgment, thought, trait, value judgement, value judgment, view, wisdom




Famous Quotes Containing Judgement:


There are thus great swathes of the past where understanding is more important and reputable than judgement, because the principal actors performed in line with the ideas and values of that time, not of ours.

-- Douglas Hurd (British Politician)

Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.

-- Thomas Aquinas (Italian Theologian)

And all men are ready to pass judgement on the priest as if he was not a being clothed with flesh, or one who inherited a human nature.

-- John Chrysostom ( Clergyman)

Well I've already made it clear that it's a matter for individuals in exercising their own judgement, their own consciences to speak freely on matters of policy.

-- Ron Davies (Welsh Politician)

The main engagement of the writer is towards truthfulness; therefore he must keep his mind and his judgement free.

-- Gabrielle Roy (Canadian Author)

When you make the judgement as a network that there are only three candidates, you are censoring points of view.

-- Tim Robbins ( Actor)

We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.

-- Carl Jung (Swiss Psychologist)

The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just.

-- David Herbert Lawrence (English Writer)

Almost every comedy you see is about people making all wrong choices and making all the errors of judgement possible. Good comedy is when it works on this scale. Because it is psychologically very real.

-- Colin Firth (British Actor)

What can the Church do? If she stands by her moral teaching, then she will be seen as standing in judgement over a vast percentage of Europeans.

-- Timothy Radcliffe (English Clergyman)

Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind.

-- William Godwin (English Writer)

As a kid I quite fancied the romantic, Bohemian idea of being an artist. I expect I thought I could escape from the difficulties of maths and spelling. Maybe I thought I would avoid the judgement of the establishment.

-- Peter Wright (British Celebrity)

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.

-- Roger Babson (American Educator)

The man I am will always raise a protest against the man I wanted to be and the two will live together to the end, but the man I wanted to be will be the one on whom judgement will be passed.

-- Julien Green (American Novelist)

My judgement is not good when I am on a book tour. I am not thinking about it that much. What happens is I will go back home. I have a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old and a wife who is now taking care of them who is wondering where her husband is.

-- Michael Lewis ( -)

A second reason why science cannot replace judgement is the behavior of financial markets.

-- Martin Feldstein (American Economist)

You can only avoid responsibility for so long. The catalyst ended up being the law coming down and finally saying, 'You guys suspended judgement and that's fine, because we're not.'

-- Rosario Dawson (American Actress)

I believe that the fact and the reality of homosexuality and heterosexuality and of opposite and same-gender unions should be taught in our public schools without a value judgement system also being offered.

-- Ed Case (American Politician)

Look. Art knows no prejudice, art knows no boundaries, art doesn't really have judgement in it's purest form. So just go, just go.

-- K. D. Lang ( Musician)

You don't even need the director's judgement. It's too much.

-- Charlotte Gainsbourg (French Actress)

It amazes me sometimes that even intelligent people will analyze a situation or make a judgement after only recognizing the standard or traditional structure of a piece.

-- David Bowie (English Musician)

Judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.

-- Simon Bolivar (Venezuelan Revolutionary)

It's a complete lie, why do people buy these papers? It's not the truth I'm here to say. You know, don't judge a person, do not pass judgement, unless you have talked to them one on one. I don't care what the story is, do not judge them because it is a lie.

-- Michael Jackson (American Musician)

It was expected of me that I was to bow to the name of Andrew Jackson... even at the expense of my conscience and judgement. such a thing was new to me, and a total stranger to my principles.

-- Davy Crockett (American Explorer)

Somehow he became certain the he himself possessed the skills of a hypnotist. How he reached this judgement, I have no idea, but never convinced the rest of us.

-- Audrey Meadows (American Actress)

Some of the best times in my life happened under the influence of drugs... I'd still be doing it if I could make good judgement calls. I'd still be doing it if I didn't blow up to the size of an aircraft hangar, because it was a great time.

-- Robbie Williams (British Musician)

The ethics of editorial judgement, however, began to go though a sea change during the late 1970s and '80s when the Carter and Reagan Administrations de-regulated the television industry.

-- Roger Mudd (American Journalist)

There has been a most Providential Guidance which the want of prudence, vigilance, or judgement has not impeded, and it is here that we can most clearly see the designs of God.

-- Catherine McAuley (Irish Clergyman)

Good judgement comes from experience. Sometimes, experience comes from bad judgement.

-- Christian Slater (American Actor)

So just as I want pilots on the planes that I fly, when it comes to monetary policy, I want to think that there is someone with sound judgement at the controls.

-- Martin Feldstein (American Economist)

A poem generated by its own laws may be unrealized and bad in terms of so-called objective principles of taste, judgement, deduction.

-- A. R. Ammons (American Poet)

John the Baptist, who we are told was related by blood to Jesus, was preaching the impending judgement of God, urging repentance and moral reform, and baptizing in the Jordan River those who responded.

-- Kenneth Scott Latourette (American Historian)

I have said this in the past and I will continue to repeat it as long as I live: Whoever tries to hurt our national unity is my enemy until the day of judgement.

-- King Hussein I (Jordanian Statesman)

And finally, no matter how good the science gets, there are problems that inevitably depend on judgement, on art, on a feel for financial markets.

-- Martin Feldstein (American Economist)

We must admit that history is enjoyable to a large extent because it enables us to pass judgement on the past.

-- Douglas Hurd (British Politician)


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