(in BRIT, also use judgement)
1) N-VAR A judgment is an opinion that you have or express after thinking carefully about something.

In your judgment, what has changed over the past few years?...

How can he form any judgement of the matter without the figures?...

I don't really want to make any judgments on the decisions they made.

2) N-UNCOUNT: oft with poss Judgment is the ability to make sensible guesses about a situation or sensible decisions about what to do.

I respect his judgement and I'll follow any advice he gives me...

He said that publication of the information was a serious error in judgment.

3) N-VAR A judgment is a decision made by a judge or by a court of law.

The industry was awaiting a judgment from the European Court...

The Court is expected to give its judgement within the next ten days.

verdict, ruling
4) PHRASE: PHR with cl, PHR after v, v-link PHR If something is against your better judgment, you believe that it would be more sensible or better not to do it.

Against my better judgement I agreed...

She had become so fond of him, almost against her better judgement.

5) PHRASE: V inflects If you pass judgment on someone or something, you give your opinion about it, especially if you are making a criticism.

It's not for me to pass judgement, it's a personal matter between the two of you...

It's very hard to pass judgement on yourself.

6) PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR on n If you reserve judgment on something, you refuse to give an opinion about it until you know more about it.

Doctors are reserving judgement on his ability to travel until later in the week.

7) PHRASE: V inflects To sit in judgment means to decide whether or not someone is guilty of doing something wrong.

He argues very strongly that none of us has the right to sit in judgement.

English dictionary. 2008.


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