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PREJUDICE

In moral philosophy a preconceived opinion formulated without consideration of known factors and usually based on erroneous knowledge. It leads to wrong judgments and renders a person blind to reason and closed to convincing argument. It often violates justice because prejudiced people tend to ignore others' rights. They are so preoccupied with their own version of persons and societies, that they prejudge adversely. Prejudice is the common basis for sinful rash judgment.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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