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prejudice

1. A preconceived judgment or opinion formed without factual knowledge.
2. Irrational hostility, hatred, or suspicion of a particular group, race, or religion.

prejudice

The maintenance of an adverse opinion about a person or class of persons in spite of evidence to the contrary. This is a common characteristic of the human being and is linked with the habit of arguing illogically from the particular to the general and the tendency to irrational chauvinism.
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Secondly, should reconciliation prove impossible, the purpose of the prejudicial inquiry turns to the viability of the marriage nullity process, collecting the elements necessary for the presentation of the case before a competent tribunal.
Como nos preocupamos com a decisao a respeito da questao prejudicial em outro processo, trataremos neste trabalho sempre da coisa julgada material, que e a que nos interessa, exatamente por ser a coisa julgada formal uma imutabilidade somente para dentro do processo
Denying that reality, renaming the opposition to it in Newspeak, as prejudicial intent, is a bankrupted idea whose time has passed.
Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu of Gloucester Rugby was banned for three weeks after being found guilty of two charges of conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game contrary to Rule 5.
In fact, the public expressed considerable opposition during the five hearings that took place between January and July 2010, which, according to Davison, "took the form of prejudicial and discriminatory comments--both by the objectors in the audience, as well as by some members of the board.
Ahora cuentan las malas lenguas que no solo de esa entermedad sutre "la peque', sino que tambien sufre de adiccion al alcohol, lo que seda el resultado prejudicial de su separacion de Jose Maria Fernandez "el pirru".
Summary: Rabat - The public prosecutor at Rabat's appeal court denied, after visiting Wednesday the various buildings of the administrative headquarters of the intelligence service "Direction gA'nA'rale de la Surveillance du territoire (DST)" in Temara, the existence of a "secret detention facility which could be used for acts prejudicial to human rights.
Berkswell and Old Coventrians both admitted two charges of conduct prejudicial to the interests of the Union and/or game contrary to Rule 5.
On July 12 the Department of National Defence announced that Brigadier-General Daniel Menard was being charged with obstruction of justice under the Criminal Code of Canada, and with two counts of conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline as per the Queen's Regulations and Orders.
At a hearing of the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority, Reynolds admitted being in breach of violent conduct and acting in a manner prejudicial to the integrity, proper conduct and good reputation of racing in Britain.
Suggesting that disclosing the nature of Venables's breach of probation could be prejudicial is a smokescreen, pure and simple.
SARACENS director of rugby Brendan Venter has been found guilty of "conduct prejudicial to the interests of the union" for comments he made about Guinness Premiership referee David Rose.