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Notebook, 1993-

DIMENSIONS: EVALUATION / Perspective

Judgment

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Discernment, Decision, Say, Try . . . . The process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing . . . . An opinion or estimate so formed . . . . To form an opinion, estimate, evaluation about something through careful weighing of evidence and testing of premises. . . . A proposition stating something believed or asserted . . . . To determine or pronounce after inquiry and deliberation . . . . To Govern, Rule


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Judgment or Judgement n [13c] 1a: a formal utterance of an authoritative opinion b: an opinion so pronounced 2a: a formal decision given by a court b [1]: an obligation [as a debt] created by the decree of a court [2]: a certificate evidencing such a decree 3a cap: the final judging of mankind by God b: a divine sentence or decision; specif: a calamity held to be sent by God 4a: the process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing b: an opinion or estimate so formed 5a: the capacity for judging: Discernment b: the exercise of this capacity 6: a proposition stating something believed or asserted -syn see Sense

Judge vb [ME juggen, fr. OF jugier, fr. L judicare, fr. judic-, judex judge, fr. jus right, law + dicere to decide, say -more at Just, Diction] vt [13c] 1: to form an opinion about through careful weighing of evidence and testing of premises 2: to sit in judgement on: Try 3: to determine or pronounce after inquiry and deliberation 4: Govern, Rule -used of a HEbrew tribal leader 5: to form an estimate or evaluation of; esp: to forma negative opinion about [shouldn't __ him because of his accent] 6: to hold as an opinion: Guess, Think [I __ she knew what she was doing] - vi 1: to form an opinion 2: to deside as a judge -syn See Infer

2 Judge n [ME juge, fr. MF, fr. L judex] [14c] : one who judges as a: a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court b often cap: a tribal h ero exercising leadership among the Hebrews after the death of Joshua c: one appointed to decide in a contest or competition: Umpire d: one who gives an authoritataive opinion e: Critic

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]




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