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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prej·u·dice /ˈprɛʤədəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prej·u·dice, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prejudiced p. pr. & vb. n. Prejudicing ]
 1. To cause to have prejudice; to prepossess with opinions formed without due knowledge or examination; to bias the mind of, by hasty and incorrect notions; to give an unreasonable bent to, as to one side or the other of a cause; as, to prejudice a critic or a juryman.
    Suffer not any beloved study to prejudice your mind so far as to despise all other learning.   --I. Watts
 2. To obstruct or injure by prejudices, or by previous bias of the mind; hence, generally, to hurt; to damage; to injure; to impair; as, to prejudice a good cause.
    Seek how may prejudice the foe.   --Shak

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prej·u·dice n.
 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.
 England and France might, through their amity,
 Breed him some prejudice.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Prejudgment; prepossession; bias; harm; hurt; damage; detriment; mischief; disadvantage.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an
          issue or situation [syn: bias, preconception]
      v 1: disadvantage by prejudice
      2: influence (somebody's) opinion in advance [syn: prepossess]