prejudice

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1. General: Irrational, preconceived opinion that leads to preferential treatment to some people and unfavorable bias or hostility against others, due to ignorance (or in direct contradiction) of facts. Prejudice literally means, pre-judgment.
2. Law: Damage to or detriment of the rights of a party resulting from a judgment, or the actions of another party. See also with prejudice and without prejudice.

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It is not good to have prejudice against buying any used car because often times the engine remains powerful even though the outside may look aged and rusty.
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Women are often subject to gender-related prejudice in the workplace, which results in things like a greater likelihood to be subjected to sexual harassment or to be passed over for a promotion.
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Most Americans use prejudice against foreigners, claiming that they are typical of some behavior associated with their race or heritage.
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