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.
- He would have made an admirable successor to Howley in the primacy, but such was the complexion of ecclesiastical politics that the elevation of the most impartial prelate of his day would have been resented as a piece of party spirit.
- 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.
- His reputation was helped by several clever if somewhat wrong-headed publications, including a satirical pamphlet entitled The Theology and Philosophy of Cicero's Somnium Scipionis (1751), a defence of the Hutchinsonians in A Fair, Candid and Impartial State of the Case between Sir Isaac Newton and Mr Hutchinson (1753), and critiques upon William Law (1758) and Benjamin Kennicott (1760).
- The sophistry of English party politics that it was difficult for Englishmen to form any impartial opinion.