Define: Without Prejudice

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Definition: Without Prejudice


Quick Summary of Without Prejudice


Without abandonment of a claim, privilege, or right, and without implying an admission of liability.



What is the dictionary definition of Without Prejudice?

Dictionary Definition


These are words used as a heading to a document or letters that indicates that what follows can’t be used in any way to harm an existing right or claim, cannot be taken as the signatory’s last word, cannot bind the signatory in any way, and cannot be used as evidence in a court of law.

For example: a solicitor may use these words when making an offer in a letter to settle a claim, implying that the client may decide to withdraw the offer.

It may also be used to indicate that, although an agreement may be reached on the terms set out with the document (on this occassion), the signatory is not bound to settle similar disputes on the same terms.


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Full Definition of Without Prejudice


Legal phrase: Without abandonment of a claim, privilege, or right, and without implying an admission of liability.

  1. cannot be used as evidence in a court case,
  2. cannot be taken as the signatory’s last word on the subject matter, and
  3. cannot be used as a precedent.

Contents of such documents normally cannot be disclosed to the courts but, when a party proposes to settle a dispute out-of-court, it is the genuineness of the effort that determines whether the proposal can disclosed or not, and not whether the words without prejudice were used.

  • When a court case is dismissed, or a court order is issued without prejudice, it means that a new case may be brought or a new order issued on the same basis as the dismissed case or the original order.

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This glossary post was last updated: 4th May 2019.