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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.
Together, the chef-judges establish the judging criteria for the category, and then evaluate the products independently in private cubicles using proprietary software.
After Didier Gailhaguet, head of the French ice sports federation, on Wednesday night said French judge Marie-Reine Le Gougne felt pressured to ``act in a certain way'' while scoring the pairs competition, it seemed a quick resolution to the judging scandal was imminent.
They support and endorse ACI and champion the integrity and credibility of the established ACI judging process for food and food-related products that guide the American consumer to make the best buying decision possible.
Later Wednesday, Canada's Olympic Association repeated its call for an independent investigation of ISU judging, and Skate Canada said it would lodge an official appeal of the pairs judging.
For more information on the 2003 Legal Ethics Conference: Judging Judges' Ethics, call 516-463-6889 or visit www.
Obviously, judging, even at its best, is subjective.
Jim Koch, director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, coordinated the five judging panels -- one for each award category (health, economic development, education, equality, and environment.
He points out that wines have changed, that we would be able to find the best bottles at this judging ``without any reference to preconceived notions, styles and `grape' shibboleths.