Judgment Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Judgment.

Judgment (noun)

A ruling or decision made by a court at the end of a legal case, resolving issues and determining who wins or loses. The judgment determines the rights, duties, or damages that each party involved in the lawsuit must fulfill. This written decision marks the end of the court's jurisdiction over that matter and must be obeyed or challenged in a higher court.