A judgment given by a competent tribunal, which may be a judge, arbitrator, government agency or other panel. Sometimes the word decision or opinion may be used in place of a judgment, although the judgment is technically the written court decision and a document that sets out the reasons for the decision. In practice. A judgment or decree pronounced by a court in settlement of a controversy submitted to it and by way of authoritative answer to the questions raised before it Adams v. Railroad Co., 77 Miss. 194, 24 South. 317, 60 L. R: A. 33; Board of Education v. State, 7 Kan. App. 620, 52 Pac. 466; Halbert v. Alford (Tex.) 16 S. W. 814.”Decision” is not synonymous with “opinion.” A decision of the court is its judgment ; the opinion is the reasons given’ for that judgment.