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prejudgment

(prē-jŭj′mĕnt)
A judgment made before a final ruling by a court. In malpractice litigation it refers to what occurred at the time of an injury or at the date of filing a claim.
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So rather than prejudge the outcome of any hearing, I think it's important we sit down with a clear mind on Wednesday and judge any evidence on its merits.
Alex, 14 IT'S illegal to discriminate against people for their race, colour, religion, gender, sexuality or disability - and yet strangely it is seen to be OK to tease, prejudge and abuse someone about their size.
In the letter, Mr Walker urges the Prime Minister not to prejudge the findings of next week's publication of the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) report and not to make decisions based solely on the views of a small, albeit highly influential group.
The diplomatic group, which comprises the United Nations, European Union, Russia and the United States, said in a statement "that unilateral action by either party cannot prejudge the outcome of negotiations and will not be recognized by the international community.
Israel has said an endorsement of the 1967 borders would prejudge negotiations, and Mr Obama took pains to show respect for Israel's views ahead of his meetings today with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
He said the investigation would be conducted impartially and transparently and called on international organisations not to prejudge matters in advance of the conclusions of the investigating committee.
It is therefore astonishing that Coun Berman would seek to prejudge the outcome of the consultation by admitting defeat in the battle to keep our green fields.
But I don't want to prejudge any individual claim and I think we will study this and decide how attenuated claims can be that will be eligible or ineligible for compensation under this independent facility," he stated.
At this crucial juncture, Israel should refrain from taking steps, which have the potential to prejudge negotiations and create tensions," he said, citing the expansion of Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and eviction of Palestinians from the area.
This work is being undertaken during July and it is therefore too early to prejudge the outcome.
In this context, the European Union also calls on Israel to refrain from all unilateral measures that may prejudge the result of the final status negotiations, particularly in Jerusalem.
Merkley has decided to prejudge the outcome and say I am for a $1 trillion bailout for Wall Street.