* judgement (British)
* iugement, iudgement, iudgment, iudgemente, iudgmente (obsolete)
The act of judging.
The power or faculty of performing such operations; especially, when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely; as, a man of judgment; a politician without judgment.
* Psalms 72:2 ().
* Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream , I-i
- He shall judge thy people with righteousness and thy poor with judgment .
The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.
* Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona , IV-iv
- Hermia. I would my father look'd but with my eyes. Theseus. Rather your eyes must with his judgment look.
(legal) 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.
- She in my judgment was as fair as you.
* Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice , IV-i
- In judgments between rich and poor, consider not what the poor man needs, but what is his own.
(theology) The final award; the last sentence.
- Most heartily I do beseech the court To give the judgment .
See for discussion of spelling usage of judgment' versus '''judgement . Briefly, without the ''-e'' is preferred in law globally, and in American English, while with the ''-e is preferred in British English.
Like (abridgment), (acknowledgment), and (lodgment), judgment is sometimes written with English spellings in American English, as (judgement) (respectively, (abridgement), (acknowledgement), and (lodgement)).
The British spelling preserves the rule that G can only be soft while preceding an E, I, or Y.
* against one's better judgment
* arrest of judgment
* Day of Judgment
* judgment call
* judgment day
* judgment debt
* judgment hall
* judgment hour
* judgment of God
* judgment seat
* judgment summons
* judgment throne
(pejorative) A person with poor judgment or little intelligence.
- You were a fool to cross that busy road without looking.
- The village fool threw his own shoes down the well.
(historical) A jester; a person whose role was to entertain a sovereign and the court (or lower personages).
(informal) Someone who derives pleasure from something specified.
- Experience keeps a dear school, but fools' will learn in no ' other .
* 1975 , , "Fool for the City" (song), Fool for the City (album):
- Can they think me their fool or jester?
(cooking) A type of dessert made of d fruit and custard or cream.
- I'm a fool for the city.
A particular card in a tarot deck.
- an apricot fool'''; a gooseberry '''fool
* (person with poor judgment) See also
* (person who entertained a sovereign) jester, joker
* (person who talks a lot of nonsense) gobshite
To trick; to make a fool of someone.
To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.
- Is this a time for fooling ?
* See also
* fool about
* fool around
* fool's errand
* fool's gold
* fool's paradise
* more fool you
* play the fool
* suffer fools gladly
* there's no fool like an old fool