judgment-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: a reasoned opinion or decision

Commentary: JUDGMENT[+state][+mental][+opinion][+reasoned]
NOTE: refers to a specific state of belief arrived at by someone.

In their judgment he is the best person for the job.
People tend to make subjective judgments about their children's skills.
That is not, in my judgment, the end of this matter by any means.
Who is Sally to sit in judgment of how we landscape our yard?

PropBank: judgment.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4

Sense Number 2: the act of appraising, critiquing something

Commentary: JUDGMENT[+action][+appraisal]
NOTE: refers to ongoing appraisal or reasoning whose end result would be Sense 1
NOTE: nominalization - parallels verbal phrases, 'he judged her performance' 'his judgement of her performance'

The judgment of whether to pull out the troops or not is a difficult one.
They felt her judgment of his performance could not be unbiased.
I'm going to reserve judgment of the candidates until I hear the debate on Tuesday.

PropBank: judgment.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: legal decision reached by a court of law

Commentary: JUDGMENT[+event][+ruling][+legal]

Has the jury reached a judgment on the charges against the defendant?
The judgment of the lower court is being appealed.
He passed judgment on the accused.

PropBank: judgment.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: legal document describing a legal ruling

Commentary: JUDGMENT[+entity][+artifact][+document][+legal][+ruling]
NOTE: refers to the document that describes the decision of Sense 3

Justice Brown wrote the judgment for this landmark case.
The law students were perusing judgments in tort law for their exam.

PropBank: judgment.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: quality of sound reasoning, sagacity

Commentary: JUDGMENT[+quality][+capability][+cognitive][+sagacity]
NOTE: refers to an inherent capability to form sound opinions, decisions.
NOTE: does not refer to a specific opinion about something (Sense 1)

This physician's judgment is highly respected by other doctors.
The boys showed poor judgment in playing on the thin ice of the lake.
Alcohol can affect your judgment.
We went along with John's proposal, against our better judgment.
The brain damage has largely destroyed his faculties of reason and judgment.

PropBank: judgment.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6, 7

Sense Number 6: a legal debt obligation

Commentary: JUDGMENT[+state][+social][+legal][+obligation][+debt][+repayment]

There is a $100,000 judgment against this property.
We did a title search to determine whether there were any outstanding liens or judgments.

PropBank: judgment.01
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1c

Sense Number 7: punishment or retribution,

Commentary: JUDGMENT[+event][+consequence][+punishment][+divine]
NOTE: often refers to a divine punishment

Bob argued that a day of judgment would be coming with respect to global warming.
He felt the illness was a judgment for his reckless youth.
The villagers thought the earthquake was a judgment from god.

PropBank: judgement.01
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2