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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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I do not want to prejudge this because we have a disciplinary process to go through but it looks as though somebody has done something pretty stupid.
parties not to prejudge the outcome, nor to interfere in the Tribunal's work,"
We are not going, of course, to prejudge the conclusions of this group .
Fear, pessimism, prejudge, bigotry are all, mountains - big ones at that - needing to be removed.
I can understand that there is an eagerness for more information on the problems but at this stage I think it is important that we let the parties communicate and it would be inappropriate for me to prejudge any outcome or explain the issues much more at this particular point.
LOCAL government minister John Healey last night urged people living in Northumberland not to prejudge their forthcoming new council.
Finally, the rapporteur does not wish to prejudge the content of future provisions governing patents (there are currently no Community provisions on patents) and recommends limiting the directive to intellectual property rights governed at Community level.
You don't want to prejudge Lucas, but she clearly would be indebted to Koester, in step with her benefactor.
A few years ago, for a serving Prime Minister to prejudge the outcome of an inquiry would have been extraordinary,' he said.
But we don't want to make a knee-jerk reaction or to prejudge the issue until we have had statements from the clubs concerned.
The minister said he could not prejudge the findings of the Competition Commission report, due to be submitted today, but pledged to "ensure consumers get a fair deal".
I don't want to prejudge the work of the commission, however, and I look forward to working with them.