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parti pris

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noun par·ti pris \ˈpär-ˌtē-ˈprē\

Definition of parti pris

plural

partis pris

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  1. :  a preconceived opinion :  prejudice

parti pris

adjective


Examples of parti pris in a sentence

  1. <the longer a president is dead, the better we are able to evaluate without parti pris his political achievements>



Origin and Etymology of parti pris

French, literally, side taken


First Known Use: 1857


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