Money Judgment Law & Legal Definition


Money judgment is a court order that awards a specific amount of money to a person as payment for the damages s/he suffered. Pursuant to the order, the judgment debtor has to pay the judgment creditor the awarded amount.

The following is an example of a state statute (California) defining the term:

Pursuant to Cal Code Civ Proc § 680.270, ‘money judgment’ means that part of a judgment that requires the payment of money.