Rendition of Judgment Law and Legal Definition

Rendition of judgment is the judicial act by which the court declares the decision of the law upon the matters at issue. Rendition occurs when the judge's decision is officially announced, either orally in open court or by signed memorandum filed with the clerk. After the court has rendered judgment, the subsequent reduction of the rendered judgment to a writing signed by the court is a purely ministerial act by which enduring evidence of the judicial act is recorded. [W.C. Banks, Inc. v. Team, Inc., 783 S.W.2d 783 (Tex. App. Houston 1st Dist. 1990)].