Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. judgment without due examination of facts and evidence
  • n. A preliminary inquiry and determination about something which belongs to a matter in dispute.
  • n. A previous treatment and decision of a point; a precedent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of prejudicating, or of judging without due examination of facts and evidence; prejudgment.
  • n.
  • n. A preliminary inquiry and determination about something which belongs to a matter in dispute.
  • n. A previous treatment and decision of a point; a precedent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of prejudicating; prejudgment; a hasty or premature judgment.
  • n. In Roman law: A preceding judgment, sentence, or decision; a precedent.
  • n. A preliminary inquiry and determination about something that belonged to the matter in dispute.

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