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.
- Amari's La Guerra del Vespro Siciliano (8th ed., Florence, 1876) is a valuable history, but the author is too bitterly prejudiced against the French to be quite impartial; his work should be compared with L.
- Nautet, Histoire des lettres beiges d'expression frangaise (3 vols., 1892 et seq.), written from the point of view of young Belgium, and by no means impartial; A.
- Influenced, however, by his godfather, Laud, then bishop of London, he resolved to make an impartial inquiry into the claims of the two churches.
- 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.