Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Causing or tending to cause harm, especially to a legal case.
  • adjective Showing or full of prejudice; biased.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To prejudice; injure; harm.
  • Pertaining to prejudice or prejudgment; prejudiced; biased.
  • Causing prejudice or injury; hurtful; detrimental; disadvantageous.
  • Synonyms Deleterious, damaging.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Biased, possessed, or blinded by prejudices.
  • adjective Tending to obstruct or impair; hurtful; injurious; disadvantageous; detrimental.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective exhibiting prejudice or bias
  • adjective causing harm or injury; detrimental, harmful or injurious

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
  • adjective tending to favor preconceived ideas

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Examples

  • The accused man sat in the dock with his back to us, while his defense lawyer complained about what he called prejudicial behavior by the prosecution.

    DELIVER US FROM EVIL

  • The accused man sat in the dock with his back to us, while his defense lawyer complained about what he called prejudicial behavior by the prosecution.

    DELIVER US FROM EVIL

  • All such placeisms are rooted in prejudicial customs and flower into full distastefulness and unfairness when people hide behind the unspoken prejudice of tradition, religion, or custom and remain either unwilling or unable to judge people as individuals.

    June « 2008 « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

  • All such placeisms are rooted in prejudicial customs and flower into full distastefulness and unfairness when people hide behind the unspoken prejudice of tradition, religion, or custom and remain either unwilling or unable to judge people as individuals.

    Sexism, Ageism, and Racism — Just Manifestations of Human Placeism? « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

  • The Court noted that double jeopardy is generally not implicated when a defendant obtains a verdict or chooses to prevent one by successfully seeking a mistrial, but that there is an exception to that rule that applies when a prosecutor has engaged in prejudicial misconduct deliberately intended to provoke a mistrial motion.

    Constitutional Issues

  • You can ` t rely on what is sometimes known as prejudicial spillover or the melted cheese theory.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2006

  • Lord Cantrip had not said a word prejudicial to that wretch Bonteen; much less had he hinted at any future arrangements which would be comfortable to poor Phineas.

    Phineas Redux

  • Lord Cantrip had not said a word prejudicial to that wretch Bonteen; much less had he hinted at any future arrangements which would be comfortable to poor Phineas.

    Phineas Redux

  • Lord Cantrip had not said a word prejudicial to that wretch Bonteen; much less had he hinted at any future arrangements which would be comfortable to poor Phineas.

    Phineas Redux

  • It notes that in different types of legislation, the word prejudicial is interpreted differently.

    Computerworld

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