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English noun: judgment

1. judgment (cognition) an opinion formed by judging something

SamplesHe was reluctant to make his judgment known.
She changed her mind.

Synonymsjudgement, mind

Broader (hypernym)opinion, persuasion, sentiment, thought, view

Narrower (hyponym)conclusion, decision, determination

2. judgment (act) the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event

SamplesThey criticized my judgment of the contestants.

Synonymsassessment, judgement

Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity

Narrower (hyponym)adjudication, disapproval, estimate, estimation, evaluation, justice, logistic assessment, rating, value judgement, value judgment

3. judgment (act) (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it

Synonymsjudgement, judicial decision

Broader (hypernym)due process, due process of law

Narrower (hyponym)affirmation, arbitrament, arbitration, arbitrement, cognovit judgement, cognovit judgment, confession of judgement, confession of judgment, default judgement, default judgment, dismissal, final decision, final judgment, finding, 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, non pros, non prosequitur, opinion, personal judgement, personal judgment, reversal, ruling, summary judgement, summary judgment

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

4. judgment (cognition) the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions

Synonymsjudgement, judging

Broader (hypernym)deciding, decision making

Narrower (hyponym)prejudgement, prejudgment

5. judgment (communication) the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision

SamplesOpinions are usually written by a single judge.

Synonymsjudgement, legal opinion, opinion

Broader (hypernym)instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

Narrower (hyponym)concurring opinion, dictum, dissenting opinion, fatwah, majority opinion, obiter dictum

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

6. judgment (attribute) the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions

Synonymsjudgement, perspicacity, sound judgement, sound judgment

Broader (hypernym)trait

Narrower (hyponym)objectiveness, objectivity, subjectiveness, subjectivity

7. judgment (cognition) the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations

Synonymsdiscernment, judgement, sagaciousness, sagacity

Broader (hypernym)sapience, wisdom

Narrower (hyponym)circumspection, common sense, discreetness, discretion, eye, good sense, gumption, horse sense, indiscreetness, injudiciousness, judiciousness, mother wit, prudence, sense

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