Definition of prejudicate in English:

prejudicate

adjective

  • Formed (as an opinion) prior to knowledge or examination of the case; preconceived.

verb

rare
  • with object To judge beforehand; to form a prior opinion of, especially hastily or rashly; to condemn in advance. Compare "prejudge". Now rare.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin praeiūdicātus formed as an opinion in advance, use as adjective of past participle of praeiūdicāre<br>mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin praeiūdicāt-, past participial stem of praeiūdicāre to judge beforehand, give a preliminary judgement, to form an opinion in advance, to be prejudicial to, in post-classical Latin also to harm from prae- + iūdicāre. Compare prejudicate.

Pronunciation

prejudicate

/priːˈdʒuːdɪkət/