prejudication

noun
pre·ju·di·ca·tion | \ prēˌjüdəˈkāshən \
plural -s

Definition of prejudication 

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

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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History and Etymology for prejudication

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

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