W2 also judgement BrE [ˈdʒʌdʒmənt] n
2¦(ability to decide)¦
4 a judgment (on somebody/something)
5 judgment call
1.) ¦(OPINION)¦ [U and C]
an opinion that you form, especially after thinking carefully about something
It's too soon to make a judgment about what the outcome will be.
In my judgment, we should accept his offer.
pass judgment (on sth)
(=give your opinion, especially a negative one)
Our aim is to help him, not to pass judgment on what he has done.
I'd advise you to reserve judgment (=not decide your opinion before you have all the facts) .
against your better judgment
(=even though you do not think it is a sensible thing to do)
I lent him the money, against my better judgment.
the ability to make sensible decisions about what to do and when to do it
I've known him for years and I trust his judgment.
professional/personal etc judgment
The minister showed a lack of political judgment.
a decision based on sound judgment (=good judgment)
Watch carefully and use your judgment .
error of judgment aterror
3.) ¦(LAW)¦ [U and C]
an official decision given by a judge or a court of law
The company were fined £6 million, following a recent court judgment .
4.) a judgment (on sb/sth)
formal something bad that happens to someone and seems like a punishment for the things they have done wrong
5.) judgment call
AmE informal a decision you have to make yourself because there are no fixed rules in a situation
→↑last judgment, value judgment,sit in judgment atsit(10)

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