- 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 prejudgment
What kind of a precedent, and how great a prejudgment must this be for posterity!Letters of John Calvin, Volume I (of 4)
A prejudgment of this kind is unworthy of a scientific mind.American Hero-Myths
Daniel G. Brinton
This prejudgment of the case was acquiesced in, and Joan was brought in with fetters on her legs.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume III
Henry Charles Lea
I here only desire to avoid any prejudgment of these questions in my definition of my own good.The Methods of Ethics
It will not be devoid of interest to contrast the prejudgment of the French bourgeois with the judgment of the English bourgeois.
- (tr) to judge beforehand, esp without sufficient evidence
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Word Origin and History for prejudgment
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