im·par·tial /im-'pär-shəl/ adj: not partial or biased: treating or affecting all equally
im·par·ti·al·i·ty /im-ˌpär-shē-'a-lə-tē/ n
im·par·tial·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective aequabilis, aequus, broad-minded, detached, disinterested, dispassionate, equitable, even, evenhanded. evenly balanced, fair, fair-minded, free from bias, free to choose, honest, honorable, impersonal, incorrupt, incorruptus, independent, indifferent, integer, judicious, just, lacking prejudice, neutral, nonpartisan, not biased, not partial, objective, open, open-minded, reasonable, scrupulous, unaffected, unbiased, unbigoted, unbought, unbribed, uncolored, uncommitted, uncompelled, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undecided, uninfluenced, unjaundiced, unopinionated, unopinioned, unprejudiced, unprepossessed, unswayed, untouched, without a preference, 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 injurlam slbi 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
II index discriminating (judicious), dispassionate, equal, equitable, evenhanded, fair (just), honest, judicial, juridical, just, liberal (broad minded), neutral, nonpartisan, objective, open-minded, receptive, unbiased, unprejudiced

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Fair, unbiased; not favoring one side over another.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

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

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.


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  • impartial — impartial, iale, iaux [ ɛ̃parsjal, jo ] adj. • 1576; de 1. in et partial ♦ Qui n est pas partial, qui est sans parti pris. ⇒ juste, neutre. Arbitre, juge impartial. ⇒ équitable. (Choses) Verdict impartial. Un compte rendu, un rapport impartial.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • imparţial — IMPARŢIÁL, Ă, imparţiali, e, adj. Capabil să facă o apreciere justă, obiectivă; nepărtinitor, obiectiv, drept. [pr.: ţi al] – Din fr. impartial. Trimis de gall, 02.06.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  Imparţial ≠ parţial Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • Impartial — Im*par tial, a. [Pref. im not + partial: cf. F. impartial.] Not partial; not favoring one more than another; treating all alike; unprejudiced; unbiased; disinterested; equitable; fair; just. Shak. [1913 Webster] Jove is impartial, and to both the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impartial — impartial, ale (in par si al, a l ) adj. Qui ne prend pas parti pour l un plutôt que pour l autre. Des juges impartiaux. Un historien impartial.    S. m. pl. Les impartiaux, les membres de la plaine, dans la Convention.    Il se dit aussi des… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Impartiāl — (franz.), unparteiisch; Impartiaux (»die Unparteiischen«), in der französischen Revolutionszeit das Zentrum im Konvent …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Impartial — er et fremmedord for neutral …   Danske encyklopædi

  • impartial — (adj.) formed in English 1590s from assimilated form of IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + PARTIAL (Cf. partial). First recorded in Richard II …   Etymology dictionary

  • impartial — *fair, equitable, unbiased, objective, just, dispassionate, uncolored Analogous words: disinterested, detached, aloof, indifferent Antonyms: partial Contrasted words: influenced, swayed, affected (see AFFECT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • impartial — [adj] fair, unprejudiced candid, detached, disinterested, dispassionate, equal, equitable, evenhanded, fair minded, impersonal, just, middle of the road*, neutral, nondiscriminating, nondiscriminatory, nonpartisan, objective, on the fence,… …   New thesaurus

  • impartial — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ treating all rivals or disputants equally. DERIVATIVES impartiality noun impartially adverb …   English terms dictionary

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