verb (1)
fore·​judge | \ fər-ˈjəj How to pronounce forejudge (audio) , fȯr- \
forejudged; forejudging; forejudges

Definition of forejudge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

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


verb (2)
fore·​judge | \ (ˌ)fȯr-ˈjəj How to pronounce forejudge (audio) \
forejudged; forejudging; forejudges

Definition of forejudge (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of forejudge

Verb (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1561, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for forejudge

Verb (1)

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

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“Forejudge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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