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Definition of judgment:

  1. A calamity regarded as sent by God, by way of recompense for wrong committed; a providential punishment.
  2. That act of the mind by which two notions or ideas which are apprehended as distinct are compared for the purpose of ascertaining their agreement or disagreement. See 1. The comparison may be threefold: Of individual objects forming a concept. Of concepts giving what is technically called a judgment. Of two judgments giving an inference. Judgments have been further classed as analytic, synthetic, and identical.
  3. That power or faculty by which knowledge dependent upon comparison and discrimination is acquired. See 2.
  4. The act of determining, as in courts of law, what is conformable to law and justice; also, the determination, decision, or sentence of a court, or of a judge; the mandate or sentence of God as the judge of all.
  5. The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.
  6. The final award; the last sentence.
  7. The power or faculty of performing such operations ( see 1); esp., when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely; good sense; as, a man of judgment; a politician without judgment.


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