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prejudging

[pree-juhj-ing] /priˈdʒʌdʒ ɪŋ/
noun
1.
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
1660-1670
1660-70; pre- + judge + -ing1

prejudge

[pree-juhj] /priˈdʒʌdʒ/
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
Related forms
prejudger, noun
prejudgment; especially British, prejudgement, noun
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  • 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.
  • Two underlying principles govern: not prejudging credibility, and ruthlessly examining your own prejudices.
British Dictionary definitions for prejudging

prejudge

/priːˈdʒʌdʒ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to judge beforehand, esp without sufficient evidence
Derived Forms
prejudger, noun
prejudgment, 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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