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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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The judging score sheet includes the question: "How well was the project implemented in terms of budget, timing and resources?
This line of reasoning regarding the reliability of judging, of course, emphasizes the role of the judge as referee of the contest and assumes this role supersedes the concomitant roles of educator and trustee.