In general, a court order that determines each party's rights and obligations with respect to the issues in dispute. Whether an order counts as a judgment often determines whether it can be immediately appealed to a higher court.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A final court ruling resolving the key questions in a lawsuit and determining the rights and obligations of the parties. For example, after a trial involving a vehicle accident, a court will issue a judgment stating which party was at fault and how much money that party must pay the other. (See also: decree
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:18 pm