The definition of prejudicial is something that causes harm or damage, or is detrimental.
When a person is on trial for a crime, information indicating that he has previously committed similar crimes is an example of prejudicial information.
- Causing or tending to cause harm, especially to a legal case: a prejudicial error.
- Showing or full of prejudice; biased: a prejudicial opinion.
- Being taken to represent useful and Rt, prejudicial resistances.
- These articles, which contain the essence of the Hussite doctrine, were rejected by Sigismund, mainly through the influence of the papal legates, who considered them prejudicial to the authority of the Roman see.
- His hostility towards Great Britain and even Cape Colony led him to adopt a commercial policy both narrow and prejudicial to the interests of the gold industry.
- For the Hexaplar text which he thus produced not only effaced many of the most characteristic features of the old version, but also exercised a prejudicial influence on the MSS.
- But the appearance of Home's Lights and Shadows of Spiritualism (1877) had a prejudicial effect upon the propaganda, and Heliona P. Blavatsky (as she began to style herself) retired to India.