Definition of pass judgement in English:

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pass judgement

1(Of a law court or judge) give a decision concerning a defendant or legal matter: he passed judgement on the accused
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  • Judicial review gained added importance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as courts passed judgment on laws regulating corporate behavior and working conditions.
  • It was thought that it would be improper and illogical to ask an appellate jury to pass judgment again on guilt or innocence (unless, on account of gross errors of law the Court of Appeal remits a case to the trial court for a new trial).
  • It should, however, be made clear that under Article 234 the ECJ does not pass judgment on the validity as such of a national law.
1.1Criticize or condemn someone from a position of assumed moral superiority: we’re here to help, not to pass judgement
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  • Though I have strong opinions on all of these, I am not passing judgement on American positions here.
  • We, as citizens, are not in a position to pass judgment on how people deal with such issues in their personal lives.
  • He added that the council was not in a position to pass judgment on the characteristics of the clientele who would use the proposed massage parlour.
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