prejudicial
adjective Date: 15th century 1. tending to injure or impair ; detrimental <
a transfer prejudicial to other creditors
>
2. leading to premature judgment or unwarranted opinion <
prejudicial evidence
>
prejudicially adverbprejudicialness noun

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  • prejudicial — prej·u·di·cial /ˌpre jə di shəl/ adj: having the effect of prejudice: as a: tending to injure or impair rights such a transfer would be prejudicial to other creditors b: leading to a decision or judgment on an improper basis the evidence was… …   Law dictionary

  • prejudicial — PREJUDICIÁL, Ă, prejudiciali, e, adj. (Rar) Care precedă o judecată; p. gener. preliminar. [pr.: ci al] – Din fr. préjudiciel. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 09.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  PREJUDICIÁL adj. v. preliminar. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prejudicial — (Del lat. praeiudiciālis). 1. adj. Der. Que requiere o pide decisión anterior y previa a la sentencia de lo principal. 2. Der. Dicho de una acción o de una excepción: Que ante todas las cosas se debe examinar y definir. ☛ V. cuestión prejudicial …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • prejudicial — mid 15c., “causing prejudice;” 1530s, “full of prejudice,” from PREJUDICE (Cf. prejudice) + AL (Cf. al) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prejudicial — adj. 2 g. Que causa prejuízo ou dano; nocivo …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • prejudicial — [adj] harmful, undermining bad, biased, bigoted, counterproductive, damaging, deleterious, detrimental, differential, disadvantageous, discriminatory, evil, hurtful, inimical, injurious, mischievous, nocuous, unfavorable, unjust; concepts 537,545 …   New thesaurus

  • prejudicial — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ harmful to someone or something …   English terms dictionary

  • prejudicial — [prej΄ə dish′əl, prej΄o͞osish′əl] adj. causing prejudice, or harm; injurious; detrimental prejudicially adv …   English World dictionary

  • prejudicial — ► adjetivo 1 DERECHO Que requiere o pide decisión anterior y previa a la sentencia de lo principal. 2 DERECHO Se aplica a la acción o excepción que ante todas las cosas se debe examinar y definir. * * * prejudicial (del lat. «praeiudiciālis») adj …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • prejudicial — prej|u|di|cial [ ,predʒə dıʃl ] adjective FORMAL 1. ) harmful to someone or something: prejudicial to: The delay is likely to be prejudicial to the child s welfare. 2. ) encouraging prejudiced ideas or opinions: the prejudicial press coverage of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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