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  1. An adverse judgement or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge of the facts.
  2. Any preconceived opinion or feeling, whether positive or negative.
  3. An irrational hostile attitude, fear or hatred towards a particular group, race or religion.
  4. The damage caused by such fear or hatred.
  • Dutch: bevooroordelen
  • German: Vorurteil
  • Spanish: prejuicio
verb (transitive)
(prejudic, ing)
  1. To have a negative impact on someone's position, chances etc.
  2. To cause .
    Etymology: Old French, from Latin praejudicium - previous judgment, damage.<br>prae- before + judicium judgment

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