From Middle English forjugen; in sense 1, from Old French fourjugier (“to judge illegally, dispossess”); in sense 2, from Middle English for- + jugen (“to judge”), equivalent to for- + judge. Compare fordeem.
- (transitive, obsolete except as a legal term) To exclude, oust, or dispossess by a judgment; prohibit (from).
1765, William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England. Book the First, Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, OCLC 65350522, pages 129–130:
- And it is enacted by the ſtatute 5 Edw. III. c. 9 that no man ſhall be forejudged of life or limb, contrary to the great charter and the law of the land: and again, by ſtatute 28 Ed. III. c. 3, that no man ſhall be put to death, without being brought to anſwer by due proceſs of law.
- (transitive, dialectal in Britain) To condemn judicially (to a penalty).