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verb (1)

fore·​judge fər-ˈjəj How to pronounce forejudge (audio)
forejudged; forejudging; forejudges

transitive verb

: to expel, oust, or put out by judgment of a court


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verb (2)

fore·​judge (ˌ)fȯr-ˈjəj How to pronounce forejudge (audio)
forejudged; forejudging; forejudges

Word History


Verb (1)

Middle English forjuggen, from Anglo-French forjuger, forsjugger, from fors outside (from Latin foris) + juger to judge

First Known Use

Verb (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of forejudge was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Forejudge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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