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prejudgment

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prejudgment a judgment reached before the evidence is available
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prejudgment The act of prejudging; decision before sufficient examination.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prejudgment The act of prejudging; judgment before full knowledge or examination of the case; decision or condemnation in advance.
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Usage

In literature:

But it is to be seen if we have eyes to notice without prejudge.
"Dracula" by Bram Stoker
I do not presume to prejudge their decision; perhaps they would prefer the cad; perhaps he is really preferable.
"A Miscellany of Men" by G. K. Chesterton
It is for this reason that the prisoners are prejudged as guilty.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
It was growing late, and Jeffreys was eager to be done with this prejudged affair, that he might dine in peace.
"The Historical Nights' Entertainment" by Rafael Sabatini
Could man sell himself to the fiend, man could prejudge himself, and arrogate the disposal of eternity!
"Zanoni" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
He is a man prejudged, foredoomed by the necessities of war.
"The Snare" by Rafael Sabatini
The President has undertaken to prejudge my client by declaring that 'of his guilt there is no doubt.
"John Marshall and the Constitution" by Edward S. Corwin
We must not hastily prejudge them.
"The Roman and the Teuton A Series of Lectures delivered before the University of Cambridge" by Charles Kingsley
Do not prejudge him, even if the police are convinced of his guilt.
"Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo" by William Le Queux
None of them have been prejudged.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66" by John Lothrop Motley
But the fact was that the case was well-nigh prejudged before the professed trial began.
"A Siren" by Thomas Adolphus Trollope
I don't conceive it to be our business to prejudge a case.
"The Evil Shepherd" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Had she done the contrary, his estimate would have been the same; for, unconsciously but naturally, he had prejudged her.
"The Fighting Chance" by Robert W. Chambers
The lamb does not prove the cause which is prejudged by the wolf.
"Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He was in the land of intelligence, where nothing is prejudged, and all experiments are open.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
But I prejudge nothing, and I influence nothing.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
I had given my word not to prejudge him until he revealed to me the truth.
"The Czar's Spy" by William Le Queux
It occurred to me as my call wore on that I caught even a hint of this prejudgment in the eyes of the young woman.
"The Boss of Little Arcady" by Harry Leon Wilson
A prejudgment of this kind is unworthy of a scientific mind.
"American Hero-Myths" by Daniel G. Brinton
The reporters looked upon Marcus Wilkeson without emotion or prejudgment.
"Round the Block" by John Bell Bouton
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In poetry:

"They say we have no test to warrant a protest;
Dick rides for a lord and stands in with a steward;
The light of their faces they show him — his case is
Prejudged and his verdict already secured.
"How We Beat The Favourite" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

Do you know a dentist (maybe yourself) who prejudges patients' ability to pay or willingness to accept care.
Experts question if McDonald improperly prejudged case.
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