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prejudicial

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adjective prej·u·di·cial \ˌpre-jə-ˈdi-shəl\

Simple Definition of prejudicial

  • : showing an unfair feeling of dislike for a person or group because of race, sex, religion, etc. : showing prejudice

  • : causing or likely to cause injury or harm to someone or something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of prejudicial

  1. 1 :  tending to injure or impair :  detrimental <a transfer prejudicial to other creditors>

  2. 2 :  leading to premature judgment or unwarranted opinion <prejudicial evidence>

prejudicially

play \-ˈdi-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

prejudicialness

play \-shəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of prejudicial in a sentence

  1. The judge ruled that the prejudicial effect of the evidence outweighed its value.

  2. <pretrial publicity that may be extremely prejudicial to a defendant's right to a fair trial>



15th Century

First Known Use of prejudicial

15th century


Law Dictionary

prejudicial

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adjective prej·u·di·cial \ˌpre-jə-ˈdi-shəl\

Legal Definition of prejudicial

  1. :  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 excluded because it was more prejudicial than probative>





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