with prejudice

  

Definition

Law phrase signifying that (1) a court case so dismissed bars the possibility of bringing a new case on the same basis as the dismissed case, (2) a court order so issued is the final order on the subject matter. See also without prejudice.

Use with prejudice in a sentence

  • The court will dismiss this witness because they have brought information to this trial with prejudice, and it cannot be used here.

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  • Since I was truly guilty of the crime, and the courts ruled with prejudice that I was innocent, I completely got away with it!

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  • Stella's lawsuit against the transit authority, in which she claimed their trains were keeping her up at night, was dismissed rapidly and with prejudice by the exasperated judge.

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