Origin of impartialfrom in- + partial
The definition of impartial is not favoring one side or opinion more than another.
An example of impartial is the nature of a judge in a court case.
Not partial or biased; unprejudiced. See Synonyms at fair1.
- im′par·ti·al′i·ty im·par′tial·ness
(comparative more impartial, superlative most impartial)
From Middle French impartial. See im- + partial.
- Yet it would seem as if a candid and impartial historian could not well be greatly in doubt in the matter.
- The ordinary Egyptian is not self-reliant or energetic by nature, and, like most Eastern people, finds it difficult to be impartial where duty and family or other personal relations are in the balance.
- The sophistry of English party politics that it was difficult for Englishmen to form any impartial opinion.
- The special character of Norman rule in Sicily was that all these various races flourished, each in its own fashion, each keeping its own creed, tongue and manners, under the protection of a common sovereign, who belonged to none of them, but who did impartial justice to all.
- It was his cool treatment of such sanctified names as Charles, Cranmer and Laud that provoked the indignation of Southey and the Quarterly, who forgot that the same impartial measure was extended to statesmen on the other side.