judging


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Judge \Judge\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Judged (j[u^]jd); p. pr. &
   vb. n. Judging.] [OE. jugen, OF. jugier, F. juger, L.
   judicare, fr. judex judge; jus law or right + dicare to
   proclaim, pronounce, akin to dicere to say. See Just, a.,
   and Diction, and cf. Judicial.]
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   1. To hear and determine, as in causes on trial; to decide as
      a judge; to give judgment; to pass sentence.
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            The Lord judge between thee and me.   --Gen. xvi. 5.
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            Father, who art judge
            Of all things made, and judgest only right!
                                                  --Milton.
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   2. To assume the right to pass judgment on another; to sit in
      judgment or commendation; to criticise or pass adverse
      judgment upon others. See Judge, v. t., 3.
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            Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all. --Shak.
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   3. To compare facts or ideas, and perceive their relations
      and attributes, and thus distinguish truth from falsehood;
      to determine; to discern; to distinguish; to form an
      opinion about.
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            Judge not according to the appearance. --John vii.
                                                  24.
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            She is wise if I can judge of her.    --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

judging \judging\ n.
   The cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing
   conclusions.

   Syn: judgment, judgement.
        [WordNet 1.5]
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