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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 of prejudge
1555-1565
1555-65; < French préjuger < Latin praejūdicāre. See pre-, judge
Related forms
prejudger, noun
prejudgment; especially British, prejudgement, noun
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  • "I should be very sorry to prejudge the case, or to judge it all," said John.

    The Marriage of Elinor Margaret Oliphant
  • We are the investigators of the circumstances: it is not for us to prejudge.

    The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees
  • To deny the possibility of this would be to prejudge the wisdom of God.

    Companion to the Bible E. P. Barrows
  • Scotland Yard refused to prejudge the case despite the penny-a-liners.

    The Big Bow Mystery I. Zangwill
  • I do not presume to prejudge their decision; perhaps they would prefer the cad; perhaps he is really preferable.

    A Miscellany of Men G. K. Chesterton
  • prejudge nothing, my friend; with time, all will be cleared up.

    The Indian Scout Gustave Aimard
  • By saying this I do not wish to appear to prejudge the issue.

British Dictionary definitions for prejudge

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 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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