(Latin: decide, determine a result; declare to be; right and power to interpret the law)
Directly related to the jus-, just-, jur- unit.
prejudgment (s) (noun) prejudgments (pl)
A decision or an opinion that is made before the required evidence is available: No one should make any prejudgments about the trip until thet reach their destination.
prejudice (s) (noun), prejudices (pl)
A preconceived idea or opinion that has been held before the facts are known: Practices that exclude people of certain races, religions, or nationalities from jobs, schools, or housing are based on the worst kind of prejudices.
prejudice, (verb) prejudices; prejudiced; prejudicing
prejudicial (adjective), more prejudicial, most prejudicial
prejudicially (adverb), more prejudicially, most prejudicially
quasijudicial, quasi-judicial (adjective); more quasijudicial, quasi-judicial; most quasijudicial, quasi-judicial
Used to describe decision-making powers that are similar to those of a court judge, or to describe any arbitrator or inquiry with such powers: A quasi-judicial hearing on setting new telephone rates was held last month by the city council.
Ubi non est directa lex, standum est arbitrio judicis, vel procedendum ad similia. (Latin legal statement)
Translated: "Where there is no direct law, the opinion of the judge is to be taken, or references to be made to similar cases."