prejudging

[pree-juhj-ing]
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.

Origin:
1660–70; pre- + judge + -ing1

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prejudge

[pree-juhj]
verb (used with object), prejudged, prejudging.
1.
to judge beforehand.
2.
to pass judgment on prematurely or without sufficient reflection or investigation.

Origin:
1555–65; < French préjuger < Latin praejūdicāre. See pre-, judge

prejudger, noun
prejudgment; especially British, prejudgement, noun
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prejudge (priːˈdʒʌdʒ)
 
vb
(tr) to judge beforehand, esp without sufficient evidence
 
pre'judger
 
n
 
pre'judgment
 
n
 
pre'judgement
 
n

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Example sentences
Using the word accession to describe the talks amounted to prejudging the
  outcome, was the thrust of his complaint.
Speaking in the legislature is tantamount to prejudging a case.
Investigators want to avoid rushing to judgment or prejudging the evidence and
  witnesses.
We acknowledged and addressed issues of prejudging, lack of empathy, and
  character flaws.
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