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prae-jūdĭco , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., judge, pass sentence, or decide beforehand, to prejudge (class.).
II. Transf., apart from judicial lang.: de iis censores praejudicent, let the censors give their preliminary judgment (before the case is brought before the judges), Cic. Leg. 3, 20, 47.—
B. To be injurious, prejudicial; with dat. (post-class.): “res inter alios judicatae aliis non praejudicant,Dig. 42, 1, 63; 47, 10, 7: “ingenuitati,Paul. Sent. 5, 3, 3; Ambros. in Luc. 3, 41.—Hence, praejūdĭcātus , a, um, P. a., decided beforehand, prejudged: “praejudicatum eventum belli habetis,Liv. 42, 61: “res,Cic. Clu. 17, 49: “nihil,id. ib. 44, 124: “opinio,a preconceived notion, prejudice, id. N. D. 1, 5, 10.—Sup.: “vir praejudicatissimus,” i.e. whose talents are already clearly ascertained, Sid. post Carm. 22.—
B. Subst.: praejūdĭ-cātum , i, n.
1. Something decided beforehand, Liv. 26, 2.—
2. A previous opinion, prepossession, = praejudicium postulo, ut ne quid huc praejudicati afferatis, Cic. Clu. 2, 6.
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