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impartial (adj) unbiased; not showing partiality.
We expect an impartial judge to deliver judgment without fear or favor. An impartial judge is unbiased, that is, they do not show partiality to one side against another in a dispute or a contest. When you have to choose the best among a number of people and if you choose the one with the greatest merit and not the one you like, you are impartial.
- To ensure that the judgment was impartial, the judge refused to hear the case and judge it, as the accused was her distant relative.
- We approach courts of law expecting the judges to be impartial in their judgment, but even judges are human and are influenced by personal feelings.