1. Foresight. [Obs.]
"Naught might hinder his quick prejudize." -- Spenser.
2. 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 knowledge.
"Though often misled by prejudice and passion, he was emphatically an honest man." -- Macaulay.
3. (Law) A bias on the part of judge, juror, or witness which interferes with fairness of judgment.
4. Mischief; hurt; damage; injury; detriment. Locke.
"England and France might, through their amity, Breed him some prejudice." -- Shak.
Syn. -- Prejudgment; prepossession; bias; harm; hurt; damage; detriment; mischief; disadvantage.