Prejudication
Prejudication Pre*ju`di*ca"tion, n. 1. The act of prejudicating, or of judging without due examination of facts and evidence; prejudgment. [1913 Webster]

2. (Rom. Law) (a) A preliminary inquiry and determination about something which belongs to a matter in dispute. (b) A previous treatment and decision of a point; a precedent. [1913 Webster]


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  • prejudication — index bias, preconception Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • prejudication — pre·ju·di·ca·tion …   English syllables

  • prejudication — prēˌjüdəˈkāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin praejudicatus (past participle of praejudicare) + English ion 1. : an act of prejudging : opinion formed in advance of or without adequate examination of evidence 2. a. : a preliminary inquiry …   Useful english dictionary

  • bias — bi·as / bī əs/ n: a personal and often unreasoned judgment for or against one side in a dispute: prejudice a judge disqualified because of bias Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • preconception — I noun anticipation, assumption, bent, bias, fixed idea, foregone conclusion, forejudgment, inclination, leaning, partiality, praeiudicata opinio, preapprehension, preconceived idea, precondusion, predetermination, preestimate, prejudgment,… …   Law dictionary

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