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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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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."
A Dallas judge ordered Credit Suisse to pay USD211.9m in damages and restitution and USD75.6m in prejudgement damages and interest.
But is it not a useful exercise to base one's opinions on the more detailed facts rather than any necessarily facile prejudgement? There is a possible similarity between the two authors, both opinionated, highly intelligent and at times very controversial indeed.
"It is absolutely vital these investigations are carried out impartially, without prejudgement.
"I cannot make a prejudgement on the outcome," Dr Ribas added.
Stepping around Murfin's seeming "unawareness" of his hubris ("probably unaware of the acting" of arrogance upon prejudgement), Steinberg speaks, politely, of his "narrow reading" and that, "In the case of 'Beeny Cliff,' what Murfin calls 'an alteration of reality' may instead be more simply, a poem":
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.