impartial

[im-pahr-shuhl]

adjective

not partial or biased; fair; just: an impartial judge.

Nearby words

  1. imparity,
  2. impark,
  3. imparl,
  4. imparlance,
  5. impart,
  6. impartiality,
  7. impartible,
  8. impassable,
  9. impasse,
  10. impassible

Origin of impartial

First recorded in 1585–95; im-2 + partial

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British Dictionary definitions for impartial

impartial

adjective

not prejudiced towards or against any particular side or party; fair; unbiased
Derived Formsimpartiality or impartialness, nounimpartially, adverb

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Word Origin and History for impartial

impartial

adj.

formed in English 1590s from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + partial. First recorded in "Richard II."

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