Official decision of a court given at the end of a trial. In civil cases, a judgment determines the respective rights and claims of the parties involved. In criminal cases, judgment includes the pronouncement of guilt (or its absence) and, if the defendant is convicted, the sentence. A judgment may also include the reasoning forming the basis of the court's decision. It may be cited as an authority, and treated as a precedent for other similar cases. Also called order. Also spelled as judgement.

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  • Surrounding yourself with people that have great judgment will help ensure that your business is making the correct long term decisions.

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  • If you are in a legal proceeding you must follow whatever the judgment states whether you agree with it or not.

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  • I noticed all of the people at the church were passing judgment on me, which was in great contrast to how they were supposed to be.

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