Meaning of 'prejudice' (Webster Dictionary)
- An opinion or judgment formed without due examination;
prejudgment; a leaning toward one side of a question from other
considerations than those belonging to it; an unreasonable predilection
for, or objection against, anything; especially, an opinion or leaning
adverse to anything, without just grounds, or before sufficient
- A bias on the part of judge, juror, or witness which
interferes with fairness of judgment.
- Mischief; hurt; damage; injury; detriment.
- To cause to have prejudice; to prepossess with opinions
formed without due knowledge or examination; to bias the mind of, by
hasty and incorrect notions; to give an unreasonable bent to, as to one
side or the other of a cause; as, to prejudice a critic or a juryman.
- To obstruct or injure by prejudices, or by previous bias
of the mind; hence, generally, to hurt; to damage; to injure; to
impair; as, to prejudice a good cause.