Prejudication

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prejudication (Rom. Law) A preliminary inquiry and determination about something which belongs to a matter in dispute.
    • Prejudication (Rom. Law) A previous treatment and decision of a point; a precedent.
    • Prejudication The act of prejudicating, or of judging without due examination of facts and evidence; prejudgment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prejudication The act of prejudicating; prejudgment; a hasty or premature judgment.
    • n prejudication In Roman law: A preceding judgment, sentence, or decision; a precedent.
    • n prejudication A preliminary inquiry and determination about something that belonged to the matter in dispute.
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Usage

In literature:

As to Count Horn, Granvelle had already prejudiced the King against him.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66" by John Lothrop Motley
Let no one suspect us capable of prejudicing the rights of any man.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84" by John Lothrop Motley
The old light keeper was bigoted and absurdly prejudiced against his daughter's lover at all times.
"Galusha the Magnificent" by Joseph C. Lincoln
I had prejudiced Judith against Carlotta.
"The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne" by William J. Locke
Maria and Alice were prejudiced, if you like.
"The Whole Family A Novel by Twelve Authors" by William Dean Howells, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Mary Heaton Vorse, Mary Stewart Cutting, Elizabeth Jordan, John Kendrick Bangs, Henry James, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Edith Wyatt, Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews, Alice Brown, Henry Van Dyke
I am afraid that my sister has prejudiced you against me, Mr. Tavernake.
"The Tempting of Tavernake" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Then I feigned sickness, only to realise that my place would be taken by Judge Grosvenor, a notoriously prejudiced man.
"Dark Hollow" by Anna Katherine Green
Ignorant, prejudiced, and passionate they might be.
"He Knew He Was Right" by Anthony Trollope
My people know all about Kalliope, and she is prejudiced.
"Beechcroft at Rockstone" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The king, Bausi, a very prejudiced fellow, was dead against us.
"Allan and the Holy Flower" by H. Rider Haggard
Roger is so violent and prejudiced that one cannot get him to speak rationally.
"The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope
Why didn't he speak out, defend his faith, denounce her views as prejudiced and false?
"The Inside of the Cup, Complete" by Winston Churchill
For I feared it might sooner or later reach his ears from prejudiced mouths.
"Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill
As he came back, holding the child by the hand, what a lesson it must have been to that prejudiced congregation!
"Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897" by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
You see, I was educated in the North, and so am not prejudiced.
"Love Under Fire" by Randall Parrish
But it is possible that Major Doyle was prejudiced.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work" by Edith Van Dyne
He was strongly prejudiced against the negro.
"The Abolitionists" by John F. Hume
Welton did not dare go ahead with the water for fear of prejudicing his own case.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Society is not so prejudiced as to object to that.
"Don Orsino" by F. Marion Crawford
Though apparently sincere in his views, and courageous in the expression of them, P. was vain and prejudiced.
"A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature" by John W. Cousin
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In poetry:

What's that I hear?
My mother cackling at me! Just her way,
So prejudiced and ignorant I say;
So far behind the wisdom of the day!
"The Soliloquy Of A Rationalistic Chicken. On The Picture Of A Newly Hatched Chicken Contemplating T" by Samuel John Stone
But prejudiced on that question
He grew from day to day,
And finally he concluded
'Twas better for him to stay;
And so into life's discussion he reasoned and reasoned his way.
"Uncle Sammy" by William McKendree Carleton
Mayhap I'm prejudiced; mayhap I'm wise
To judge a fresh acquaintance by his eyes.
But show me one who has a dogs' straight look,
And I can read that fellow like a book.
I know him for a man who'd be a friend,
A mate, a sticker to the very end.
"Dogs" by C J Dennis

In news:

Bruyneel fears hearing ' prejudiced ' by USADA.
So I'm taking a public pot shot and inviting Comments from others who agree, so I won't feel that my prejudice against the prejudiced is a solo stance.
To some degree, all of us are prejudiced , myself included.
Chau.vin.ism Noun: Excessive or prejudiced loyalty or support for one's own cause, group, or gender.
Sherman Hemsley managed to make TV's George Jefferson – a money-driven, prejudiced, temperamental boor – an endearing character.
Oss 117, aka Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, is the French Austin Powers, an absurdly sincere, prejudiced secret agent/fool who just happens to bust international mysteries in the nick of time.
They also said that prosecutors' terrorism theory, which allowed evidence of the gangs ' alleged criminal acts over three years, probably prejudiced the jury.
Creating an online avatar and identifying with that digital image could help a person lose weight or become less prejudiced, a new University of Missouri research shows.
I suspect that each of us wishes to pick up a book without being overly prejudiced one way or another about its worth.
Almost all of the current information on prejudice focuses on the person holding prejudiced beliefs.
You think you're not prejudiced .
Most people are not prejudiced .
Encouraging people to be less likely to express prejudice -- and maybe even be less prejudiced -- may be as simple as administering a vaccine.
The people who had read the cautionary materials were less prejudiced if they were also vaccinated.
And so how do you talk about that without sounding prejudiced in the way that John Sununu did.
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In science:

Without prejudicing the discussion in favor of string theory, an ultimate question in this direction is what are the basic principles of such a “non local mechanics," providing the complete nonperturbative description of quantum gravity.
High-energy black hole production
This is not the only possible convention, and the reader should be aware that it is prejudiced towards the usual Euclidean (blue) geometry.
Chromogeometry
Of course, I am still prejudiced towards the solution to this problem which I proposed with Helen Quinn some time ago ! However, one has no proof as yet for the presence of a U (1)P Q global symmetry since no axions (visible or invisible) have been found.
Summary Talk at the 3rd KEK Topical Conference on CP Violation
Therefore, from the perspectives of “clear thinking” and of searching for the fundamental dynamics, it is important to investigate what limits can be set for a variety of Lorentz structures (including S ± , P ± , ± ) and not just for a kinematically minimal, but theoretically prejudiced, set.
Testing CP, T and (V-A) Symmetry through Tau Leptons
F , G, H were modelled as in χPT , but this would be prejudicing the result.
Testing Chiral Symmetry Breaking at DAPHNE
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