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.
- Like the Speaker of the British House of Commons, ~ he is primarily the presiding official, but the character of his office has become different from that of the impartial moderator of the British house.
- And his advisers to combine the native and the foreign elements under one government; to make the king the sovereign not of one race or class, but of all; and to extend equal and impartial laws over all inhabitants of the 1 The first Roman Catholic priests came in 1827 and were banished in 1831, but returned in 1837.
- Influenced, however, by his godfather, Laud, then bishop of London, he resolved to make an impartial inquiry into the claims of the two churches.
- Amsterdam, 1717) was followed by An Impartial History, &c., 1724 (said to be by Sir Benjamin or Nathaniel Hodges).