Judging.. What it is, What it Isn’t

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judge ~ noun

1.

a public officer authorized to hear and decide cases in a court of law; a magistrate charged with the administration of justice.
2.

a person appointed to decide in any competition, contest, or matter at issue;authorized arbiter: the judges of a beauty contest.
3.

a person qualified to pass a critical judgment: a good judge of horses.
4.

an administrative head of Israel in the period between the death of Joshua and the accession to the throne by Saul.
5.

(especially in rural areas) a county official with supervisory duties, often employed part-time or on an honorary basis.
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judg·ment ~noun

1.

an act or instance of judging.
2.

the ability to judge, make a decision, or for man opinion objectively, authoritatively, and wisely, especially in matters affecting action;good sense; discretion: a man of sound judgment.
3.

the demonstration or exercise of such ability or capacity: The major was decorated for the judgment he showed under fire.
4.

the forming of an opinion, estimate, notion, or conclusion, as from circumstances presented to the mind: Our judgment as to the cause of his failure must rest on the evidence.
5.

the opinion formed: He regretted his hasty judgment.
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JUDGE~ transitive verb

1
: to form an opinion about through careful weighing of evidence and testing of premises
2
: to sit in judgment on : try
3
: to determine or pronounce after inquiry and deliberation
4
: governrule —used of a Hebrew tribal leader
5
: to form an estimate or evaluation of; especially : to form a negative opinion about <shouldn’t judge him because of his accent>
6
: to hold as an opinion : guessthink <I judge she knew what she was doing>
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Now .. what it isn’t…
A little bit tougher, huh?
Every time I try to think of an example of what it isn’t, I look back up to the definitions and  they don’t work.
Got any suggestions for me?
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We judge so much. TV shows are all about judging: tattoos, food, strength, weight loss, singer, etc. We are a nation of judgers…..
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