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without prejudice


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  • Not affecting nor considering other possibly related issues.
  • Without affecting a legal interest.
  • A term used to allow a statement or proposal in communications, while allowing the party to return to their original position without being impeded by the described statement or proposal.


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  • But that scripture coming into my mind, ANSWER NOT A FOOL ACCORDING TO HIS FOLLY, I was as sparing of my speech as I could, without prejudice to truth.

    Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

  • This day I hear the judges, according to order yesterday, did bring into the Lords 'House their reasons of their judgment in the business between my Lord Bristoll and the Chancellor; and the Lords do concur with the Judges that the articles are not treason, nor regularly brought into the House, and so voted that a Committee should be chosen to examine them; but nothing to be done therein till the next sitting of this Parliament (which is like to be adjourned in a day or two), and in the mean time the two Lords to, remain without prejudice done to either of them.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Jul/Aug 1663

  • This has been an unpropitious sort of introduction, Dr. Roberts, but I hope I may be allowed to renew our talk without prejudice some time.

    The Nursing Home Murder

  • Confederation, though without prejudice to its autonomy; that the primary object of the Confederation was to be the defence of the independence and stability of Germany against external foes as well as against revolutionary agitation; but it was also to be allowed to develop into a confederated state by gradually enlarging its authority over the internal affairs of the individual states, such as commerce, economic administration civil and constitutional law.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • We have had some delightful guests at our house, and we have had a joyous time without prejudice to the Lettres d'un Voyageur in the Revue, or to botanical excursions in some very surprising wild places.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • Those who believe not are of two sorts; for they are either such as oppose and gainsay the word as a cunningly-devised fable, or such as are willing without prejudice to attend unto the consideration of it.


  • Government of France, Fort Beauharnois was said to be badly situated on account of freshets "and, therefore," as the report says, "this fort could be removed four or five arpents from the lake shore without prejudice to the views entertained in building it on its present site."

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • It is therefore permissible, without prejudice to the Faith, to adopt Ripalda's opinion (De ente supernat., disp. xix, sect. 3), which holds that, in an economy of salvation different from the present, natural prayer for grace would be entitled to be heard.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • The English school has leaned backward in its devotion to the inductive method of accumulating inheritance data, ostensibly without prejudice for or against any particular theory but in reality with an ill-concealed bias against anything savoring of "Mendelism."

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Ferstel is the most distinctively Viennese of all Viennese architects; able to give a structure beauty of design and harmony without prejudice to the purpose it was to subserve, and this because of his artistic versatility and inexhaustible imagination.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI


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