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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin praejudicium, from judicium 'judgment'

prejudice

1 noun
     
prej‧u‧dice1
1 [uncountable and countable] an unreasonable dislike and distrust of people who are different from you in some way, especially because of their race, sex, religion etc - used to show disapproval:
Women still face prejudice in the workplace.
It takes a long time to overcome these kinds of prejudices.
prejudice against
a cultural prejudice against fat people
racial/sexual prejudice
Asian pupils complained of racial prejudice at the school.
2

without prejudice (to something)

lawSCL without harming or affecting something:
He was able to turn down the promotion without prejudice, and applied again several years later.
3

to the prejudice of something

formal in a way that has a harmful effect or influence on something

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