Definition of Judgment of Solomon in English:

Judgment of Solomon

Pronunciation /ˈjəjmənt əv/ /ˈdʒədʒmənt əv/ /ə ˈsäləmən/ /ə ˈsɑləmən/

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proper noun

  • (in the Bible) the arbitration of King Solomon over a baby claimed by two women. He proposed cutting the baby in half, and then gave it to the woman who showed concern for its life.

    ‘Do we need to dispute ownership as if she were the baby in the Judgment of Solomon?’
    • ‘The texts were taken from the Vulgate and elaborated with original material, while the stories were essentially dramatic - Jonah and the Whale, Belshazzar, Jephtha, the Judgment of Solomon, and so on.’
    • ‘Another soldier is asked by the filmmakers about the Judgment of Solomon: ‘Who's the real mother?’’