Definition of impartiality in US English:



  • Equal treatment of all rivals or disputants; fairness.

    ‘entries had to be submitted under a pseudonym to ensure impartiality in the judging process’
    • ‘This promotes impartiality and minimizes conflicts of interest.’
    • ‘It is typically a well-known member of the community who participates in the audit to ensure the impartiality of the other four auditors.’
    • ‘It needs to be discussed critically, as a measure of our impartiality.’
    • ‘His political sense made him an asset to any Cabinet, whilst his deep sense of duty to the law ensured that he would defend its impartiality.’
    • ‘Its success depends on the role of trial by jury and the impartiality of judges.’
    • ‘The appearance of impartiality must be maintained in all investigative forums.’
    • ‘He tries hard to stress his impartiality and that by expressing his opinions as a journalist he is only doing his job.’
    • ‘She maintains a consistent impartiality as she analyzes the bizarre system of punishment.’
    • ‘When even academic research is often funded by business, it is not always possible to trust its impartiality.’
    • ‘He showed tactful impartiality.’