Prejudicial Prej`u*di"cial, a. [L. praejudicialis belonging to a preceding judgment: cf. F. pr['e]judiciel.] [1913 Webster] 1. Biased, possessed, or blinded by prejudices; as, to look with a prejudicial eye. [Obs.] --Holyday. [1913 Webster]

2. Tending to obstruct or impair; hurtful; injurious; disadvantageous; detrimental. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

His going away . . . was most prejudicial and most ruinous to the king's affairs. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] -- {Prej`u*di"cial*ly}, adv. -- {Prej`u*di"cial*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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