Judgment

A legal decision; when requiring debt repayment, a judgment may include a property lien that secures the creditor's claim by providing a collateral source.

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


The official decision of a court finally resolving the dispute between the parties to the lawsuit.

Source: U.S. Courts


The official decision or finding of a judge or administrative agency hearing officer upon the respective rights and claims of the parties to an action; also known as a decree or order and may include the "findings of fact and conclusions of law."

Source: Office of Child Support Enforcement.


(1) The official decision of a court that resolves the dispute between the parties to a lawsuit; (2) the official decision or finding of a judge or administrative agency hearing officer about the respective rights and claims of the parties to an action; also known as a "decree" or "order," and may include "findings of fact and conclusions of law"; (3) the final decision of the judge stating which party has won the case and the terms of the decision. Can be "n.o.v.," which means a ruling in favor of one party even though there had been a verdict for the other party, or "summary," which means a court's decision before a trial saying that no facts are disputed in the case and that one party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law. (Compare disposition, verdict.)

Source: California Courts.