Prejudice etymology


English word prejudice comes from Latin iudicium (Judgment, decision. Opinion. Trial. Wish, desire.), Latin prae- (Before; in front. In charge.)

Etymology of prejudice

Detailed word origin of prejudice

Dictionary entry Language Definition
iudicium Latin (lat) Judgment, decision. Opinion. Trial. Wish, desire.
prae- Latin (lat) Before; in front. In charge.
praeiudicium Latin (lat) Precedent, example. Prejudgment.
prejudice Old French (fro) (chiefly, legal) harm; damage. (chiefly, legal) prejudgment; prejudice.
prejudice English (en) (transitive) To cause prejudice.. (transitive) To have a negative impact on someone's position, chances etc. (countable) An adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge of the facts.. (countable) An irrational hostile attitude, fear or hatred towards a particular group, race or religion.. (countable) Any preconceived opinion or feeling, whether positive or negative.. [...]

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