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prejudication (countable and uncountable, plural prejudications)

  1. judgment without due examination of facts and evidence
  2. (law) A preliminary inquiry and determination about something which belongs to a matter in dispute.
  3. A previous treatment and decision of a point; a precedent.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for prejudication in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)