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Treating all rivals or disputants equally:‘the minister cannot be impartial in the way that a judge would be’
unbiased, unprejudiced, neutral, non-partisan, non-discriminatory, anti-discrimination, disinterested, uninvolved, uncommitted, detached, dispassionate, objective, open-minded, equitable, even-handed, fair, fair-minded, justwithout favouritism, free from discrimination, with no axe to grind, without fear or favouron the fenceView synonyms
- ‘He performs duties on behalf of the United Kingdom as a whole, and must therefore be seen to be fair and impartial.’
- ‘I undertake to exercise the functions and powers of the office in a fair and an impartial way.’
- ‘I would need to be convinced that the centre would provide impartial advice.’
- ‘We should make objective and impartial assessment of the hard realities of life.’
- ‘The perspective of the scientist was supposed to be cool, detached, and impartial.’
- ‘How these professionals can remain dispassionate and impartial in their job I will never know.’
- ‘Viewpoints about the history of this country must be from a fair and impartial angle.’
- ‘However the process of making a planning decision must not only be fair and impartial but must be seen to be so.’
- ‘This provides free, independent, impartial and confidential advice to people with debts.’
- ‘In itself that is no objection provided the witness is fair and impartial.’
- ‘Expert guidelines are expected to be objective, impartial, and independently derived.’
- ‘And so these are two different visions of how you want to select a fair and impartial jury in a case.’
- ‘How impartial and objective do you think twelve ordinary citizens can ever be?’
- ‘Now more than ever, there is a need for impartial professional advice.’
- ‘An adjudicator must be, and must be seen to be, disinterested, unbiased and impartial.’
- ‘Chief among these was our attachment to the ideal of impartial and dispassionate administration of justice.’
- ‘At least it means we can enjoy impartial unbiased commentary from now on.’
- ‘The notion of observation as the impartial and objective source of evidence for science is bankrupt.’
- ‘Can one hold such strong views and yet remain impartial and objective?’
- ‘If you understand those principles, if you apply them, you will be impartial and a fair trial will take place.’
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