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tr.v. pre·judged, pre·judg·ing, pre·judg·es
To judge beforehand without possessing adequate evidence.

pre·judg′er n.
pre·judg′ment, pre·judge′ment n.
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Noun1.prejudgement - a judgment reached before the evidence is available
judging, judgement, judgment - the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions
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Allegations and perceptions of bias from the mere tenor and language of a judge (are) insufficient to show prejudgement,' the court said.
But in a statement to the court last week, Kinkeade said he would be concerned if there was "bias or prejudgement about what the investigation of Exxon would discover" when Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued her subpoena.
They are seeking reimbursement for the direct and consequential damages, treble damages for violation of the Consumer Protection Act, prejudgement interest, attorney fees and costs and further relief as the court deems just and equitable.
The decision was the result of various developments in the past year, he said, adding: "In the end, the media's prejudgement of Hypo Vorarlberg and of myself in recent days was decisive for me in taking this step.
It is absolutely vital these investigations are carried out impartially, without prejudgement.
I cannot make a prejudgement on the outcome," Dr Ribas added.
Legal teams representing the role players also expressed concern at the wording of the terms of reference and the strong views that suggest some prejudgement.
In addition, the court awarded post-award prejudgement interest at a rate of 10% per annum from December 16, 2012 to the date of judgement.
That validates the necessity to apply optimization techniques in each particular case and does not allow any prejudgement of possible structural reliability.
I thought that I was open minded and I was very surprised that my prejudgement of some students, especially those struggling academically, led me to expect less from them in regard to higher order thinking.
Mahinda Samarasinghe, minister and leader of the Sri Lankan delegation at Geneva, stated before the sessions began, that the resolution "could be perceived as undue interference with internal processes of recovery and reconciliation containing strong elements of prejudgement and the application of double standards".
Originally used as a judicial term meaning a prejudgement that may be either legitimate or improper, prejudice has been categorized generally as a negative expression of human cognition since the time of the Enlightenment.