Definition of partiality in English:

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Pronunciation: /pɑːʃɪˈalɪti/


1 [mass noun] Unfair bias in favour of one person or thing; favouritism: an attack on the partiality of judges
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  • Would your ability to judge the evidence in this case without bias, prejudice or partiality be affected by the fact that the deceased victim is an Aboriginal person and the person charged with the crime is not?
  • Fourth, public access to criminal proceedings serves as a check on corrupt practices by exposing the judicial process to public scrutiny, thus discouraging decisions based on secret bias or partiality.
  • The fact that we were dealing with professionals, including RNs, physicians, architects, and designers, did not mean that their behaviors were without bias or partiality.
2 [count noun] A particular liking or fondness for something: Miller’s partiality for flowering shrubs is evident
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  • There is the post-modernist breaking down of the system, there are no page numbers in the volume, no numbers for the poems: showcasing the fact that with emotions there cannot be preferences or partialities.
  • On the way we exchanged philosophies of cricket and a few personal partialities.
  • He was a consummate stylist, but personal partialities made him an erratic judge of others.


Late Middle English: from Old French parcialite, from medieval Latin partialitas, based on Latin pars, part- 'part'.

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