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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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When a judgment or decree has once been rendered, the court loses jurisdiction over the subject-matter of the suit, other than to see that proper entry of judgment or decree is made and that the rights determined and fixed by it are properly enforced.
129) He suggested that he qualified for a Simmons instruction even though judgment had not been entered in the Domino's case because "the entry of judgment was nondiscretionary, purely ministerial, and legally insignificant.
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The Supreme Court of Virginia granted the Addisons' petition for leave to appeal the entry of judgment dismissing their complaint with prejudice, which had the effect of denying them the right to file an amended complaint.
11) The new rules of procedure, however, were silent on the topic of reconsideration of nonfinal orders prior to entry of judgment.
The Tax Court decision was reversed and the case sent back for the entry of judgment, assessing the property at the amount just prior to Centorino's purchase.
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The Supreme Court finally rendered an entry of judgment on their final decision.