parti pris

[ par-tee pree ]
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  1. a position or attitude resolved upon or taken in advance.

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How to use parti pris in a sentence

  • Aucun critique n'est aussi impersonnel que lui, aussi libre de parti pris et d'opinions préconçues, aussi objectif.

  • But it is certain that he did not write with their settled parti pris of making history a vehicle of controversy.

    Gibbon | James Cotter Morison
  • Would your friend think parti-pris the right expression to use of a man who nailed his colours to the mast during a sea-battle?

    Passing By | Maurice Baring
  • Talking to the workers themselves, before the sittings have yet begun, has a certain air of parti pris.

    King John of Jingalo | Laurence Housman
  • Sir E. Malet has been cassant, parti pris inconciliant, sowing fear in Cairo, instead of reassuring the people.

British Dictionary definitions for parti pris

parti pris

/ French (parti pri) /

  1. a preconceived opinion

Origin of parti pris

C19: literally: side taken

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