judgement, n. (also judgment)
1 the critical faculty; discernment (an error of judgement).
2 good sense.
3 an opinion or estimate (in my judgement).
4 the sentence of a court of justice; a decision by a judge.
5 often joc. a misfortune viewed as a deserved recompense (it is a judgement on you for getting up late).
against one's better judgement contrary to what one really feels to be advisable. judgement by default see DEFAULT. Judgement Day the day on which the Last Judgement is believed to take place. judgement-seat a judge's seat; a tribunal. the Last Judgement (in some beliefs) the judgement of mankind expected to take place at the end of the world.
ME f. OF jugement (as JUDGE)
acumen, adjudication, appraisal, assessment, belief, censure, common sense, conclusion, condemnation, criticism, decision, decree, determination, disapproval, discernment, discretion, discrimination, estimation, evaluation, finding, good sense, intelligence, judgment, judiciousness, level-headedness, mind, opinion, order, outcome, perception, percipience, perspicacity, perspicuousness, prudence, reproof, result, ruling, sagacity, sentiment, shrewdness, understanding, upshot, valuation, verdict, view, way of thinking, wisdom, wit