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: an act of prejudging : opinion formed in advance of or without adequate examination of evidence
: a preliminary inquiry and determination of issues not directly involved in the merits of an action under Roman law
: a previous decision of a point at law : precedent
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Latin praejudicatus (past participle of praejudicare) + English -ion
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