judgment on the merits

Definition of "judgment on the merits"
  1. A decision reached after evaluating the actual, underlying matters of a case rather than just the procedural aspects
How to use "judgment on the merits" in a sentence
  1. Despite the complicated procedural issues, the court made a judgment on the merits.
  2. The judge focused on the facts and evidence presented in the trial and gave a judgment on the merits.
  3. In today's trial, a judgment on the merits was issued after a deep analysis of the substantive issues.

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