- to judge beforehand.
- to pass judgment on prematurely or without sufficient reflection or investigation.
Origin of prejudge
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Examples from the Web for prejudge
Unlike many on both sides, I don't want to prejudge the situation.Dinesh D’Souza: Ferguson Protesters Are Just Like ISIS
August 25, 2014
The French government has been careful not to prejudge the identity of the assailants or their motives.The Master Terrorist We Gave Away
May 28, 2013
Of course, there will be some who will prejudge me, but that's OK: I don't expect to get all of the votes anyway.Happy Birthday, Dad
George W. Bush
June 11, 2009
By saying this I do not wish to appear to prejudge the issue.Morals of Economic Internationalism
John A. Hobson
We are the investigators of the circumstances: it is not for us to prejudge.The Shrieking Pit
Arthur J. Rees
The use of this figure does not prejudge any important question.
I have thus appeared to prejudge the question to be resolved.
"I should be very sorry to prejudge the case, or to judge it all," said John.The Marriage of Elinor
- (tr) to judge beforehand, esp without sufficient evidence
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Word Origin and History for prejudge
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