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Prejudice

Prej´u`dice
n.1.Foresight.
2.An opinion or judgment formed without due examination; prejudgment; a leaning toward one side of a question from other considerations than those belonging to it; an unreasonable predilection for, or objection against, anything; especially, an opinion or leaning adverse to anything, without just grounds, or before sufficient knowledge.
3.(Law) A bias on the part of judge, juror, or witness which interferes with fairness of judgment.
4.Mischief; hurt; damage; injury; detriment.
v. t.1.To cause to have prejudice; to prepossess with opinions formed without due knowledge or examination; to bias the mind of, by hasty and incorrect notions; to give an unreasonable bent to, as to one side or the other of a cause; as, to prejudice a critic or a juryman.
[imp. & p. p. Prejudiced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prejudicing .]
2.To obstruct or injure by prejudices, or by previous bias of the mind; hence, generally, to hurt; to damage; to injure; to impair; as, to prejudice a good cause.
Seek how may prejudice the foe.
- Shak
Noun1.prejudice - a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
Synonyms: bias, preconception
Verb1.prejudice - disadvantage by prejudice
2.prejudice - influence (somebody's) opinion in advance
Synonyms: prepossess

PREJUDICE. To decide beforehand; to lean in favor of one side of a cause for some reason or other than its justice.
     2. A judge ought to be without prejudice, and he cannot therefore sit in a case where he has any interest, or when a near relation is a part, or where he has been of counsel for one of the parties. Vide Judge.
     3. In the civil law prejudice signifies a tort or injury; as the act of one man should never prejudice another. Dig. 60, 17, 74.

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