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Main Entry: 1prej·u·dice
Pronunciation: primarystressprej-schwad-schwas
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English prejudice "injury from a judgment, an opinion formed before knowing the facts," from early French prejudice (same meaning), from Latin praejudicium "previous judgment," from prae- "pre-, before" and judicium "judgment," from judic-, judex "judge," from jus "right, law" and dicere "to say" --related to JUDGE, JUST
1 : injury or damage to a case at law or to one's rights
2 a : a favoring or dislike of something without good reason b : unfriendly feelings directed against an individual, a group, or a race

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