noun pre·ju·di·ca·tion \prēˌjüdəˈkāshən\

Definition of prejudication



  1. 1 :  an act of prejudging :  opinion formed in advance of or without adequate examination of evidence

  2. 2a :  a preliminary inquiry and determination of issues not directly involved in the merits of an action under Roman law b :  a previous decision of a point at law :  precedent

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Origin and Etymology of prejudication

Latin praejudicatus (past participle of praejudicare) + English -ion

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a trip made at another's expense

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