A statement opposing something that is about to occur in a courtroom, or has already occurred, as being improper, out of order, or against procedural rules. It is up to the judge to rule on the objection’s validity, or to overrule it. A timely objection that is entered into the trial record, along with appropriate argument on its validity, may form the basis for an appeal to a higher court. See also challenge and motion in limine.
To preoccupy, as the mind or heart, so as to preclude other things; hence, to bias or prejudice; to give a previous inclination to, for or against anything; especially, to induce a favorable opinion beforehand, or at the outset.
The attainment of what is just, especially that which is fair, moral, right, merited, or in accordance with law:
implies a preconceived liking, formed as a result of one's background, temperament, etc., that inclines one to a particular preference a predilection for murder mysteries
implies an inclination to favor a person or thing because of strong fondness or attachment the conductor's partiality for the works of Brahms
implies a mental leaning in favor of or against someone or something that interferes with impartial judgment few of us are without bias of any kind
implies a preconceived and unreasonable judgment or opinion, usually an unfavorable one marked by suspicion, fear, or hatred a crime motivated by racial prejudice
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The police do not want to prejudice an investigation.
There was prejudice in the workplace culminating in her resignation a year ago.
We don't want to prejudice law enforcement against doing the right thing.
It is unreasonable to feel prejudice toward a person simply because of the color of their skin or their personal beliefs.
The same deposits have yielded remains of small mammals whose dentition approximates more nearly to that of either polyprotodont marsupials or insectivores; and these may be conveniently noticed here without prejudice to their true affinities.