The official and authentic decision of a court of justice upon the re- spective rights and claims of the parties to an action or suit therein litigated and sub- mitted to its determination. People v. Ile- bel, 19 Colo. App. 523, 70 Pac. 550; Bullock v. Bullock, 52 N. J. Eq. 501, 30 Atl. 070, 27 L. R. A. 213, 40 Am. St. Rep. 528; Eppright v. Kauffman, 90 Mo. 25, 1 S. W. 730; State JUDGMENT GG5 JUDGMENT t. Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Co., 18 R. I. 10, 25 Atl. 240, 17 L. R. A. 850. The final determination of the rights of the parties in an action or proceeding. Pear- son v. Lovejoy, 53 Barb. (N. Y.) 407; Harbin v. State, 78 Iowa. 2G3, 43 N. W. 210; Bird v. Young, 50 Ohio St. 210. 40 N. E. 819; In re Smith’s Estate, 98 Cal. G36, 33 Pac. 744; In re Beck, 03 Kan. 57, 04 Pac. 971; Bell v. Otts, 101 Ala. 180, 13 South. 43, 40 Am. St. Bep. 117. The sentence of the law pronounced by the court upon the matter appearing from the previous proceedings in the suit. It is the conclusion that naturally follows from the premises of law and fact. Branch v. Branch. 5 Fla. 450; In re Sedgele.v Ave., 88 Pa. 513. The determination or sentence of the law, pronounced by a competent judge or court, as tho result of an action or proceeding instituted in such court, affirming that, upon the matters submitted for its decision, a legal duty or liability does or does not ex- ist. 1 Black, Judgm.

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