from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Just and impartial; not prejudiced.

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  • adj. unbiased and impartial

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Unprejudiced; just; judicial; honest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Judging fairly and justly; forming just and correct opinions; upright.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of a person; just and impartial; not prejudiced


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