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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Origin of prejudging

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

Definition for prejudging (2 of 2)

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

OTHER WORDS FROM prejudge

pre·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 forms of prejudge

prejudger, nounprejudgment or prejudgement, noun
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