Judgment vs Peremptory - What's the difference?
In context|legal|lang=en terms the difference between judgment and peremptory
is that judgment
is (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 while peremptory
is (legal) precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of question or appeal; positive; absolute; decisive; conclusive; final.
As a noun judgment
is the act of judging.
As a adjective peremptory is
(legal) precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of question or appeal; positive; absolute; decisive; conclusive; final.
* 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
(legal) Precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of question or appeal; positive; absolute; decisive; conclusive; final.
* 1596 , Francis Bacon, Maxims of the Law , II:
Positive in opinion or judgment; absolutely certain, overconfident, unwilling to hear any debate or argument (especially in a pejorative sense); dogmatic.
* 2003 , Andrew Marr, The Guardian , 6 Jan 03:
- there is no reason but if any of the outlawries be indeed without error, but it should be a peremptory plea to the person in a writ of error, as well as in any other action.
(obsolete) Firmly determined, resolute; obstinate, stubborn.
Accepting no refusal or disagreement; imperious, dictatorial.
- He marched under a placard reading "End Bossiness Now" but decided it was a little too peremptory , not quite British, so changed the slogan on subsequent badges, to "End Bossiness Soon."
* 1999 , Anthony Howard, The Guardian , 2 Jan 99:
- less surprising than that he had been depressed by a book. Something was making him nibble at the edge of stale ideas as if his sturdy physical egotism no longer nourished his peremptory heart.
- Though today (surveying that yellowing document) I shudder at the peremptory tone of the instructions I gave, Alastair - in that same volume in which I get chastised for my coverage of the Macmillan rally - was generous enough to remark that my memorandum became 'an office classic'.