noun a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
verb disadvantage by prejudice
verb influence (somebody's) opinion in advance
, L. praejudicium
before + judicium
judgment. See Prejudicate
- Foresight. Obs.
Naught might hinder his quick prejudize.
- An opinion or judgment formed without due examination; prejudgment; a leaning toward one side of a question from other considerations than those belonging to it; an unreasonable predilection for, or objection against, anything; especially, an opinion or leaning adverse to anything, without just grounds, or before sufficient knowledge.
Though often misled by prejudice and passion, he was emphatically an honest man.
- (Law) A bias on the part of judge, juror, or witness which interferes with fairness of judgment.
- Mischief; hurt; damage; injury; detriment.
England and France might, through their amity,
Breed him some prejudice.
Syn. -- Prejudgment; prepossession; bias; harm; hurt; damage; detriment; mischief; disadvantage.
Prej"u*dice transitive verb
Cf. F. préjudicier
. See Prejudice
imperfect & past participle Prejudiced ; present participle & verbal noun Prejudicing
- To cause to have prejudice; to prepossess with opinions formed without due knowledge or examination; to bias the mind of, by hasty and incorrect notions; to give an unreasonable bent to, as to one side or the other of a cause; as, to prejudice a critic or a juryman.
Suffer not any beloved study to prejudice your mind so far as to despise all other learning.
- To obstruct or injure by prejudices, or by previous bias of the mind; hence, generally, to hurt; to damage; to injure; to impair; as, to prejudice a good cause.
Seek how may prejudice the foe.
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