prejudge
transitive verb Etymology: Middle French prejuger, from Latin praejudicare, from prae- + judicare to judge — more at judge Date: 1579 to judge before hearing or before full and sufficient examination • prejudger nounprejudgment noun

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  • Prejudge — Pre*judge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prejudged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prejudging}.] [Pref. pre + judge: cf. F. pr[ e]juger. Cf. {Prejudicate}, {Prejudice}.] To judge before hearing, or before full and sufficient examination; to decide or sentence by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prejudge — I verb condemn beforehand, forejudge, judge before hearing, judge beforehand, judge in advance, jump to a conclusion, praeiudicare, preconceive, preconclude, precondemn, preconsider, predecide, predetermine, preestimate, prejudicate, presume,… …   Law dictionary

  • prejudge — 1560s, from Fr. préjuger (16c.), equivalent to L. praejudicare; see PRE (Cf. pre ) + JUDGE (Cf. judge) (v.). Related: Prejudged; prejudging …   Etymology dictionary

  • prejudge — ► VERB ▪ form a judgement on (an issue or person) prematurely and without having adequate information …   English terms dictionary

  • prejudge — [prē juj′] vt. prejudged, prejudging [Fr préjuger < L praejudicare: see PRE & JUDGE] to judge beforehand, prematurely, or without all the evidence prejudger n. prejudgment n. prejudgement …   English World dictionary

  • prejudge — [[t]pri͟ːʤʌ̱ʤ[/t]] prejudges, prejudging, prejudged VERB If you prejudge a situation, you form an opinion about it before you know all the facts. [FORMAL] [V n] They tried to prejudge the commission s findings. [Also V] …   English dictionary

  • prejudge — UK [ˌpriːˈdʒʌdʒ] / US [ˌprɪˈdʒʌdʒ] verb [transitive] Word forms prejudge : present tense I/you/we/they prejudge he/she/it prejudges present participle prejudging past tense prejudged past participle prejudged to make a judgment about someone or… …   English dictionary

  • prejudge — verb (T) to form an opinion about someone or something before you know or have considered all the facts: Try not to prejudge the issue. prejudgment noun (C, U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • prejudge — prejudger, n. prejudgment; esp. Brit., prejudgement, n. /pree juj /, v.t., prejudged, prejudging. 1. to judge beforehand. 2. to pass judgment on prematurely or without sufficient reflection or investigation. [1555 65; < F préjuger < L… …   Universalium

  • prejudge — verb To judge before considering the evidence …   Wiktionary

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