impartial

[im-pahr-shuhl]
adjective
not partial or biased; fair; just: an impartial judge.

Origin:
1585–95; im-2 + partial

impartiality [im-pahr-shee-al-i-tee] , impartialness, noun
impartially, adverb
pseudoimpartial, adjective
pseudoimpartially, adverb
quasi-impartial, adjective
quasi-impartially, adverb
unimpartial, adjective
unimpartially, adverb


unbiased, unprejudiced, equitable. See fair1.


biased.
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impartial (ɪmˈpɑːʃəl)
 
adj
not prejudiced towards or against any particular side or party; fair; unbiased
 
imparti'ality
 
n
 
im'partialness
 
n
 
im'partially
 
adv

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impartial
formed in Eng. 1593 from in- "not" + partial (q.v.). First recorded in "Richard II."
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Example sentences
Everyone realizes that both scientists and journalists strive for impartiality.
For the sake of impartiality, you should have mentioned that closer oversight
  means even higher cost of final medical care.
But such a prominent position calls for living a life of impartiality.
While impartiality is all but impossible, those who serve on these boards
  should not have a vested interest in either agenda.
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