Borrowed from Latin praeiūdicātus, past participle of praeiūdicō (“pre-judge”). Doublet of prejudge.
prejudicate (comparative more prejudicate, superlative most prejudicate)
- (obsolete) Prejudiced, biased. [16th-19th c.]
- 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, I.7:
- their works will be embraced by most that understand them, and their reasons enforce belief even from prejudicate Readers.
- Preconceived (of an opinion, idea etc.); formed before the event. [from 16th c.]
- Jeremy Taylor
- ignorance and prejudicate opinions
prejudicate (third-person singular simple present prejudicates, present participle prejudicating, simple past and past participle prejudicated)
- (transitive, now rare) To determine beforehand, especially rashly; to prejudge. [from 16th c.]
- c. 1605, William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well, First Folio 1623:
- the Florentine will moue vs / For speedie ayde: wherein our deerest friend / Preiudicates the businesse, and would seeme / To haue vs make deniall.