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For other uses, see Judgment (disambiguation).

Judgement (or judgment)[1] is the evaluation of evidence to make a decision.[2][3][4] The term has four distinct uses:

  • Informal – opinions expressed as facts.
  • Informal and psychological – used in reference to the quality of cognitive faculties and adjudicational capabilities of particular individuals, typically called wisdom or discernment.
  • Legal – used in the context of legal trial, to refer to a final finding, statement, or ruling, based on a considered weighing of evidence, called "adjudication". See spelling note for further explanation.
  • Religious – used in the concept of salvation to refer to the adjudication of God in determining Heaven or Hell for each and all human beings. God's assessment of a person's worth: a determination of "good" conveys great value while "evil" conveys worthless).

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  1. ^ Judgement or Judgment? - Choices in terminological spelling and usage.
  2. ^ "Cambridge Dictionary". Dictionary.cambridge.org. 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  3. ^ "AskOxford.com". AskOxford.com. 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  4. ^ LDOCEonline

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