forjudge

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Etymology[edit]

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.

Verb[edit]

forjudge (third-person singular simple present forjudges, present participle forjudging, simple past and past participle forjudged)

  1. (transitive, obsolete except as a legal term) To exclude, oust, or dispossess by a judgment; prohibit (from).
  2. (transitive, dialectal in Britain) To condemn judicially (to a penalty).

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