from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To judge beforehand without possessing adequate evidence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To judge before considering the evidence
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To judge before hearing, or before full and sufficient examination; to decide or sentence by anticipation; to condemn beforehand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To judge beforehand; decide in advance of thorough investigation; condemn unheard or in anticipation.
- To anticipate in giving judgment; pass sentence before.
- To prejudice; impair; overrule.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. judge beforehand, especially without sufficient evidence
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Obama didn't "prejudge"; he was asked for an opinion, which he gave.
AFTER THE JUMP -- Gray says he doesn't "feel any pressing need simply to change people for the sake of changing them" -- Norton says not to "prejudge" Republican House -- IDI earns fines for continued group-home violations -- will D.C. GOP ever sit on council again?
The old, mindless approach is typified by a dean at the University of Florida who invoked the First Amendment and said he didn't want to "prejudge" Muhammad's speech.
Senator Carl Levin, head of the Armed Services Committee, said he would not "prejudge" the president's proposal.
In fact, ANY group of people I have ever encountered has so much diversity that it really is futile to "prejudge" any one person.
Senator Sessions of Alabama says you can't ask a nominee about Roe v. Wade because that's asking them to "prejudge" a specific matter.
The official reason for keeping it secret is that releasing it might "prejudge" the inquiry.
She says she will not "prejudge" a bid by the Muslim Brotherhood to enter Egypt's political process.
Clinton added that she would not "prejudge" the views of Israel before Netanyahu's visit to Washington next month.
He refused to "prejudge" the findings of a Guantanamo taskforce being formed by Obama, when asked about the administration's plans for the Cuban prison.