parti pris

par·​ti pris | \ ˈpär-ˌtē-ˈprē How to pronounce parti pris (audio) \
plural partis pris\ ˈpär-​ˌtē-​ˈprē(z) How to pronounce partis pris (audio) \

Definition of parti pris

: a preconceived opinion : prejudice

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parti pris adjective

Examples of parti pris in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of parti pris

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parti pris

French, literally, side taken

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“Parti pris.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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