Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To judge beforehand without adequate examination or evidence; prejudge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Alternative form of forjudge.
  • v. To prejudge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To judge beforehand, or before hearing the facts and proof; to prejudge.
  • transitive v. To expel from court for some offense or misconduct, as an attorney or officer; to deprive or put out of a thing by the judgment of a court.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To judge beforehand, or before hearing the facts and proof; prejudge.
  • See forjudge.

Etymologies

From Middle English forjugen. See forjudge. (Wiktionary)
From fore- +‎ judge. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Supreme Court envisioned, for me to try to forejudge -- prejudge what the outcome of all that will be.

    Press Briefing By Jake Siewart

  • When matters get to such lengths, the natural inference is that both sides have strained the cords beyond their bearing, that a middle course would be found the best, until experience shall have decided on the right way; or, which is not to be expected, because it is denied to mortals, until there shall be some infallible rule by which to forejudge events.

    Life and Times of Washington

  • If it were possible to forejudge the conversation of the

    Indian Tales

  • If it were possible to forejudge the conversation of the Damned on the advent of a new soul in their abode, I should say that they would speak as Gunga Dass did to me throughout that long afternoon.

    The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories

  • Providence, taken from those false rates and grounds, by which men generally forejudge of the issue or event of actions.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. IV.

  • Upon which account also man's unfitness to judge of the proceedings of Providence shall be now made out to us, by considering those false rules and grounds by which men generally forejudge of the issue and event of actions: as,

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. IV.

  • When matters get to such lengths, the natural inference is that both sides have strained the cords beyond their bearing, that a middle course would be found the best until experience shall have decided on the right way; or, which is not to be expected, because it is denied to mortals, until there shall be some infallible rule by which to forejudge events.

    The Life of George Washington, Vol. 4 (of 5) Commander in Chief of the American Forces During the War which Established the Independence of his Country and First President of the United States

  • Pharisees, and we in the haste of a precipitant zeal shall make no distinction, but resolve to stop their mouths, because we fear they come with new and dangerous opinions, as we commonly forejudge them ere we understand them; no less than woe to us, while, thinking thus to defend the Gospel, we are found the persecutors.

    Areopagitica A speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing to the Parliament of England

  • God hath fitted for the special use of these times with eminent and ample gifts, and those perhaps neither among the priests nor among the Pharisees, and we in the haste of a precipitant zeal shall make no distinction, but resolve to stop their mouths, because we fear they come with new and dangerous opinions, as we commonly forejudge them ere we understand them; no less than woe to us, while, thinking thus to defend the Gospel, we are found the persecutors.

    Areopagitica

  • But if they be of those whom God hath fitted for the special use of these times with eminent and ample gifts, and those perhaps neither among the priests, nor among the Pharisees, and we in the haste of a precipitant zeal shall make no distinction, but resolve to stop their mouths, because we fear they come with new and dangerous opinions, as we commonly forejudge them ere we understand them, no less than woe to us, while thinking thus to defend the gospel, we are found the persecutors.

    Paras 20-33

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