forejudge

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English forjugen. See forjudge.

Verb[edit]

forejudge (third-person singular simple present forejudges, present participle forejudging, simple past and past participle forejudged)

  1. Alternative form of forjudge

Etymology 2[edit]

From fore- +‎ judge.

Verb[edit]

forejudge (third-person singular simple present forejudges, present participle forejudging, simple past and past participle forejudged)

  1. (transitive) To judge beforehand; prejudge.
    • , II.12:
      Man doth willingly apply other mens sayings to the advantage of the opinions he hath fore-judged [transl. prejugées] in himselfe.
    • 1958, The Bedside "Guardian"
      His defence was so compact and effortless, the feet always in position so swiftly and so correctly, and the bat so brushingly close to the front foot or the body that it was again as of old as if each ball had been forejudged uncannily by some cricketer's act of clairvoyance.
    • 2012, Diamantis Panagiotopoulos, Minoan Realities
      Before we forejudge that Palaima's aforementioned statement is wrong let us try to embed this motif into its original social context.
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