parti pris

[ par-tee -pree ]
/ par ti ˈpri /

noun French.

a position or attitude resolved upon or taken in advance.

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British Dictionary definitions for parti pris

parti pris
/ French (parti pri) /

noun

a preconceived opinion

Word Origin for parti pris

C19: literally: side taken
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