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premature

(of an infant) weighing less than 2500 g (5½ lbs) and usually born before the end of the full period of gestation
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Analyzing the decision the day after the verdict was delivered, the News stated, "it has been the universal belief of the entire country that a conviction" could not be obtained and that "the press has not been slow in giving expression to this belief." Yet, the decision of the jury "will at least convince them of the prematureness of that opinion and will do much toward appeasing the indignation aroused by the committal of the outrage." While manslaughter might not have been the desired outcome, the paper opined, it was important to remember that "there are others equally as guilty--the men who reaped the spoils.
If the slogan of immediate establishment of a workers' government, the battle cry of millions of German workers, was a failure because of its prematureness, because the theory of universality of laws of revolution as promulgated after the Russian Revolution does not hold true, was it not all the more silly to put forth the slogan in the victorious nations?
Relying primarily on the prematureness argument, the dissent concluded: "The policy at issue here may be applied in an unconstitutional manner, but it would be time enough to invalidate it if that is found to be the case."