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See also: préjudice
- præjudice (archaic)
- (countable) An adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge of the facts.
- (countable) Any preconceived opinion or feeling, whether positive or negative.
- (countable) An irrational hostile attitude, fear or hatred towards a particular group, race or religion.
- I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?) The damage caused by such fear or hatred.
- (obsolete) Knowledge formed in advance; foresight, presaging.
- (obsolete) Mischief; hurt; damage; injury; detriment.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Locke to this entry?)
adverse judgement formed beforehand
any preconceived opinion
irrational hostile attitude
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- (law) without prejudice – without affecting a legal interest
- in prejudice of – to the detriment or injury of
- to the prejudice of – with resulting harm to
- (transitive) To have a negative impact on someone's position, chances etc.
- (transitive) To cause prejudice.
to have a negative impact
to cause prejudice