prejudging

[ pree-juhj-ing ]
/ priˈdʒʌdʒ ɪŋ /

noun

a preliminary round of judging, as in a contest where a certain number or percentage of the entrants are eliminated before the final judging.

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Nearby words

  1. preindicate,
  2. preindustrial,
  3. preinform,
  4. preinvasive,
  5. prejudge,
  6. prejudice,
  7. prejudiced,
  8. prejudicial,
  9. prelacy,
  10. prelapsarian

Origin of prejudging

First recorded in 1660–70; pre- + judge + -ing1

prejudge

[ pree-juhj ]
/ priˈdʒʌdʒ /

verb (used with object), pre·judged, pre·judg·ing.

to judge beforehand.
to pass judgment on prematurely or without sufficient reflection or investigation.

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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British Dictionary definitions for prejudging

prejudge

/ (priːˈdʒʌdʒ) /

verb

(tr) to judge beforehand, esp without sufficient evidence
Derived Formsprejudger, nounprejudgment or prejudgement, noun

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Word Origin and History for prejudging

prejudge

v.

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

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