Impartiality Im*par`ti*al"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. impartialit['e].] The quality of being impartial; freedom from bias or favoritism; disinterestedness; equitableness; fairness; as, impartiality of judgment, of treatment, etc. [1913 Webster]

Impartiality strips the mind of prejudice and passion. --South. [1913 Webster]

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