Definitions of "prejudice"
  1. An adverse effect or harm to someone's legal interests or claims, often due to the actions of another person
  2. A significant disadvantage in a defendant's ability to mount a legal defense
  3. Biased decision-making based on improper factors, such as past conduct, often exhibited by the individual adjudicating a case
  4. An indirect relinquishment of certain rights and privileges when they are not explicitly maintained or stated
  5. An ultimate and binding conclusion of a matter that prevents any further litigation on the same claim or action
  6. An unfounded hostility or bias against an individual, group or race, based on their perceived traits or characteristics
  7. A disposition or mental state that hampers impartiality, often seen in a judge or juror
  8. The action of causing harm to someone's rights through unfair legal actions or prejudiced conduct
  9. The act of causing harm or injury to legal rights via prejudiced action or behavior
How to use "prejudice" in a sentence
  1. The judge's obvious flirtations with the prosecutor raised issues of prejudice in the courtroom.
  2. A mistrial was declared due to evidence of prejudice influencing the verdict.
  3. Lawsuits must be filed within a certain time frame to avoid potential prejudice to the defendant's rights.

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