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An order from a judge or jury to pay a certain amount of money. Judgments usually come after a lawsuit or a criminal conviction. For example, if a company is sued and found liable, it may receive a judgment for, say, $1 million, which it must pay to the plaintiff. Also, if one is convicted of theft, one may be ordered to repay what one has stolen. See also: Out-of-Court Settlement.


An order of a court.

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11) Likewise Vasari's extended commentary on The Last Judgment refers to the three relevant notions of the imitation of nature, the expression of passions (as well as "expressions," "attitudes," and "thoughts"), and the "terrible force of art" in its marvelous effect on the viewer:
Levi scatters a number of allusions to Inferno and to Last Judgment scripture in his books Survival in Auschwitz and The Drowned and the Saved, to give readers a known picture from Dante's fantasized nightmare for otherwise unimaginable reality and to salvage a solace from a passage in Dante, but also to reject some social training that comes through Dante and Last Judgment sources.
In the wooden churches of Bukovina, Orthodox painting canon claims that the Last Judgment icon has a regional attribute that corresponds to the six key moments of the end of time and the end of the world:
The Last Judgment icons and the illuminated Apocalypses shaped and at the same time reflected the beliefs and the changing worldview of these communities and serve as one of the keys to a better understanding of medieval religious culture, including both political theology and popular demonology.
Is there more to Wittgenstein's mentioning of the Last Judgment than a simple reference to a certain kind of religious belief?
Church services turn to contemplation of the Last Judgment, with the reading of passages of scripture recalling the tragic consequences of sin, and calls to look out for your neighbor, and for personal virtue.
It its view, that rule "lacks any justification where, as here, the foreign country court that rendered the last judgment [did] not give the party against whom enforcement is sought any kind of opportunity to argue the binding effect of the earlier judgment.
The portrayal of the last judgment by the Gospel writer Matthew has Jesus placing human action as the determining factor in the quality of each human's eternal future.
The Trust welcomed the ringing endorsement for the maintenance of patient confidentiality included in the last judgment.
However, these explanations of God's justice became untenable in the wake of the Saint Bartholomew's Day massacres in 1572, and during the last quarter of the century French Reformed writings turned increasingly toward an apocalyptic vision of history and a view of the Last Judgment as imminent.
In Matthew 25:31-46, the parable of the Last Judgment, Jesus gave us very clear and concrete ways we see and treat him in the particular lives around us.
Monk then takes the stage to sing the solo "Last Song," melancholy piano chords accompanying rare actual lyrics that list finalities: Last rites, last supper, last judgment, last words.