Prej`u*di"cial (?) a. [L. praejudicialis belonging to a preceding judgment: cf. F. pr'ejudiciel.]

1.

Biased, possessed, or blinded by prejudices; as, to look with a prejudicial eye.

[Obs.]

Holyday.

2.

Tending to obstruct or impair; hurtful; injurious; disadvantageous; detrimental.

Hooker.

His going away . . . was most prejudicial and most ruinous to the king's affairs. Clarendon.

-- Prej`u*di"cial*ly, adv. -- Prej`u*di"cial*ness, n.

 

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