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

  • transitive v. To judge beforehand without possessing adequate evidence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To judge before considering the evidence

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To judge before hearing, or before full and sufficient examination; to decide or sentence by anticipation; to condemn beforehand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To judge beforehand; decide in advance of thorough investigation; condemn unheard or in anticipation.
  • To anticipate in giving judgment; pass sentence before.
  • To prejudice; impair; overrule.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. judge beforehand, especially without sufficient evidence


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