impartial


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Impartial

Favoring neither; disinterested; treating all alike; unbiased; equitable, fair, and just.

impartial

adjective  aequus, detached, disinterested, dispassionate, equitable, even, evenhanded, evenly balanced, fair, fair-minded, free from bias, free to choose, honest, honorable, impersonal, incorrupt, independent, indifferent, integer, just, lacking prejudice, neutral, nonpartisan, not biised, not partial, objective, open, open-minded, scrupulous, unaffected, unbiased, unbigoted, unbought, unbribed, uncolored, uncommitted, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undecided, uninfluenced, unjaundiced, unopinionated, unopinioned, unprejudiced, unprepossessed, unswayed, untouched, without a preferrnce, without favoritism
Associated concepts: fair and impartial, impartial hearing officer, impartial judge, impartial jury, impartial trial
Foreign phrases: Nemo potest esse simul actor et judex.No one can be at the same time judge and suitor. Judex non potest injuriam sibi datam punire. A judge cannot punish a wrong done to himself. Judex non potest esse testis in propria causa. A judge cannot be a witness in his own case.
See also: discriminating, dispassionate, equal, equitable, evenhanded, fair, honest, judicial, judicious, juridical, just, liberal, neutral, nonpartisan, objective, open-minded, receptive, unbiased, unprejudiced
References in classic literature ?
Vanstone's shoulders -- and then moderated his neighbor's parental enthusiasm from the point of view of an impartial spectator.
It behooves you, fellow-countrymen, to consider in what aspect we shall stand before the world, and what will be the verdict of impartial history, should we suffer these accumulated outrages to go unavenged.
And now the old ships and their men are gone; the new ships and the new men, many of them bearing the old, auspicious names, have taken up their watch on the stern and impartial sea, which offers no opportunities but to those who know how to grasp them with a ready hand and an undaunted heart.
I was just wondering how that picture, to me so interesting, would strike an impartial spectator, when a voice close behind me pronounced the words--
Pierre; or, the Ambiguities' (1852) was published, and there ensued a long series of hostile criticisms, ending with a severe, though impartial, article by Fitz-James O'Brien in Putnam's Monthly.
In the calmness of her own dressing-room, in the impartial flow of her own meditations, unbiassed by his bewildering statements, she could not acknowledge any necessity for Fanny's ever going near a father and mother who had done without her so long, while she was so useful to herself And as to the not missing her, which under Mrs.
If the goal was a disappointment, if the church was meagre, or the ruin a heap of rubbish, Newman never protested or berated his cicerone; he looked with an impartial eye upon great monuments and small, made the guide recite his lesson, listened to it religiously, asked if there was nothing else to be seen in the neighborhood, and drove back again at a rattling pace.
The God of Day Impartial, quickening with his ray Evil and good alike, beheld The carcass--and the carcass swelled
What made it possible for everybody to get on with our poor dear Allegre was his complete, equable, and impartial contempt for all mankind.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
She was sure that presently the hoardings, the quarries, the one-story saloons, the wooden green-houses in ragged gardens, and the rocks from which goats surveyed the scene, would vanish before the advance of residences as stately as her own--perhaps (for she was an impartial woman) even statelier; and that the cobble- stones over which the old clattering omnibuses bumped would be replaced by smooth asphalt, such as people reported having seen in Paris.
But as it was not to be supposed that Captain Tilney, whenever he made his application, would give his father any just idea of Isabella's conduct, it occurred to her as highly expedient that Henry should lay the whole business before him as it really was, enabling the general by that means to form a cool and impartial opinion, and prepare his objections on a fairer ground than inequality of situations.