American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

Author: Noah Webster


PREJU’DICATE, v.t. [L. proe, before, and judico, to judge.]

To prejudge; to determine beforehand to disadvantage.

Our dearest friend

Prejudicates the business.

PREJU’DICATE, v.i. To form a judgment without due examination of the facts and arguments in this case.

PREJU’DICATE, a. Formed before due examination.

1. Prejudiced; biased by opinions formed prematurely; as a prejudicate reader. [Little used.]