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judgment

noun uk ( also judgement)   /ˈdʒʌdʒ.mənt/ us  

judgment noun (DECIDE)

C2 [U] the ability to form valuable opinions and make good decisions: to show good/sound/poor judgment I don't think you have the right to pass judgment (on others) (= to say whether you think other people are good or bad). I'm going to reserve judgment (on the decision) (= not say whether I think it is good or bad) for the time being.B2 [C] a decision or opinion about someone or something that you form after thinking carefully: It proved difficult to come to/form/make a judgment about how well the school was performing.in sb's judgment according to someone's opinion: In my judgment, we should let the solicitor deal with this.
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judgment noun (LEGAL)

[C or U] an official legal decision: It is the judgment of this court that you are guilty of murder. We are still waiting for the court to pass/pronounce judgment (= give a decision) on the case.
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