from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An inclination for or against something or someone that affects judgment; prejudice or bias.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bias or preconceived opinion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The side taken; previous bias; firm prejudice; a mind made up as to a course of action.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence
French : parti, decision, side + pris, taken.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French parti pris ("decision taken; prejudice"). (Wiktionary)