Definition of Judgment of Solomon in US English:

Judgment of Solomon

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?’’