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prej⋅u⋅dice   /ˈprɛdʒədɪs/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [prej-uh-dis] Show IPA noun, verb, -diced, -dic⋅ing. –noun 1. an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason. 2. any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable. 3. unreasonable feelings, opinions, or attitudes, esp. of a hostile nature, regarding a racial, religious, or national group. 4. such attitudes considered collectively: The war against prejudice is never-ending. 5. damage or injury; detriment: a law that operated to the prejudice of the majority.

–verb (used with object) 6. to affect with a prejudice, either favorable or unfavorable: His honesty and sincerity prejudiced us in his favor.

—Idiom 7. without prejudice, Law. without dismissing, damaging, or otherwise affecting a legal interest or demand.

Origin: 1250–1300; ME < OF < L praejūdicium prejudgment, orig. preliminary or previous judicial inquiry, equiv. to prae- pre- + jūdicium legal proceedings, judging (jūdic-, s. of jūdex judge + -ium -ium )

Related forms:

prej⋅u⋅diced⋅ly, adverb prej⋅u⋅dice⋅less, adjective

Synonyms: 2. preconception, partiality, predilection, predisposition. See bias. 6. bias, influence. Unabridged Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2009. Cite This Source

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