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Judgment, the sentence of the law pronounced by a court of competent jurisdiction upon the matter in the record, and the remedy prescribed by law for the redress or punishment of injuries, the suit or prosecution being the course of proceeding by which the question is brought before the court. Judgments are either interlocutory or final. Interlocutory judgments include all those which are given on the prima facie state of the case as brought before the court, and which do not go to the absolute merits of the case, such as judgments on application for injunction. But the largest class of interlocutory judgments are those which do decide the rights as between the parties, but require some other proceeding to determine the amount to be recovered, and usually a writ of inquiry directed to the sheriff, who impanels a jury for the purpose of assessing the amount of damages. If, however, the suit is for a specified thing or sum, the decision of the court determines it in the first instance, and it is final except as to any point of law which may have been reserved for discussion in the full court or "in banco" in legal phraseology.