or chiefly British judgement
1 a [count] : an opinion or decision that is based on careful thought
We have to make a judgment about the value of their services.
In my judgment [=opinion], the stock has performed badly. = It is my judgment that the stock has performed badly.
The judgment of the editors is final.
b [noncount] : the act or process of forming an opinion or making a decision after careful thought : the act of judging something or someone
Don't rush to judgment without examining the evidence.
It would be premature to pass judgment on [=to state an opinion on] his place in history.
Don't pass judgment on me [=don't criticize me] until you know all the facts.
“Were his policies good or bad?” “I'll have to reserve/suspend judgment on that. It's too soon to know.”
2 [noncount] : the ability to make good decisions about what should be done
Use your own best judgment.
He showed bad judgment. = He showed a lack of judgment.