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verb (used with object), pre·judged, pre·judg·ing.
  1. to judge beforehand.
  2. to pass judgment on prematurely or without sufficient reflection or investigation.
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Origin of prejudge

1555–65; < French préjuger < Latin praejūdicāre. See pre-, judge
Related formspre·judg·er, nounpre·judg·ment; especially British, pre·judge·ment, noun
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  1. (tr) to judge beforehand, esp without sufficient evidence
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Derived Formsprejudger, nounprejudgment or prejudgement, noun
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Word Origin and History for prejudge


1560s, from French préjuger (16c.), equivalent to Latin praejudicare "to judge beforehand;" see pre- + judge (v.). Related: Prejudged; prejudging; prejudgment.

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