Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Prejudiced, biased.
  • adj. Preconceived (of an opinion, idea etc.); formed before the event.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Formed before due examination.
  • adj. Biased by opinions formed prematurely; prejudiced.
  • intransitive v. To prejudge.
  • transitive v. To determine beforehand, especially to disadvantage; to prejudge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To prejudge; judge overhastily; condemn upon insufficient information; misjudge.
  • To prejudice; injure; impair.
  • To form overhasty judgments; pass judgment prematurely; give condemnation in advance of due examination.
  • Formed before due examination; prematurely conceived or entertained: as, a prejudicate opinion.
  • Prejudiced; biased.

Etymologies

From Latin praeiūdicātus, past participle of praeiūdicāre ("to pre-judge"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • [6796] He calls that other tenet of special [6797] election and reprobation, a prejudicate, envious and malicious opinion, apt to draw all men to desperation.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • God (saith [6779] Fulgentius) is delighted in the conversion of a sinner, he sets no time; prolixitas temporis Deo non praejudicat, aut gravitas peccati, deferring of time or grievousness of sin, do not prejudicate his grace, things past and to come are all one to Him, as present: 'tis never too late to repent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • It is the rhetorick of Satan; and may pervert a loose or prejudicate belief.

    Religio Medici

  • Wherefore, upon all these accounts, as well as for all the reasons before mentioned, youth stands in need of good government to manage it in the reading of poetry, that being free from all prejudicate opinions, and rather instructed beforehand in conformity thereunto, it may with more calmness, friendliness, and familiarity pass from thence to the study of philosophy.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Say to your Lady that I am bound in duty, to attend the good houre of her leisure, without so much as the very least prejudicate conceite in me: Neverthelesse, entreat her, to let it bee so soone as she possibly may, because here is miserable walking, and it beginneth againe to snow extreamely.

    The Decameron

  • The white therefore signifieth joy, solace, and gladness, and that not at random, but upon just and very good grounds: which you may perceive to be true, if laying aside all prejudicate affections, you will but give ear to what presently I shall expound unto you.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Who, I say, not entangled with one prejudicate engagement or other, may not see this with half an eye?

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Sometimes the very things that he doth are such, and so contrary to the prejudicate opinions of men, that they can never understand that they are things which he will own.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • And such is the infatuating efficacy of their prejudicate persuasion herein, that it hath had two marvellous effects; -- the one against the light of nature, and the other against the fundamental principles of religion.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • The inquirer knew quickly what to conclude: setting aside prejudicate affections, self-love, and by-interests, he saw that the judgment of all ran on that of Plato, as the best and most eminent sect; and which thereupon he preferred before the rest.

    The Sermons of John Owen

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