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 for impartial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impartial \Im*par"tial\, a. [Pref. im- not + partial: cf. F.
     impartial.]
     Not partial; not favoring one more than another; treating all
     alike; unprejudiced; unbiased; disinterested; equitable;
     fair; just. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Jove is impartial, and to both the same. --Dryden.
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           A comprehensive and impartial view.      --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  impartial
      adj 1: showing lack of favoritism; "the cold neutrality of an
             impartial judge" [ant: partial]
      2: free from undue bias or preconceived opinions; "an
         unprejudiced appraisal of the pros and cons"; "the impartial
         eye of a scientist" [syn: unprejudiced, impartial] [ant:
         discriminatory, prejudiced]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "impartial":
     Laodicean, Olympian, apathetic, candid, centrist, detached,
     disinterested, dispassionate, equal, equitable, even, evenhanded,
     fair, fifty-fifty, half-and-half, impersonal, independent,
     indifferent, just, lofty, midway, moderate, neuter, neutral,
     nonaligned, noncommitted, nonpartisan, objective, on the fence,
     passive, selfless, third-force, third-world, unbiased, uncolored,
     uncommitted, undazzled, uninfluenced, uninvolved, unjaundiced,
     unprejudiced, unprepossessed, unselfish, unswayed
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  IMPARTIAL, adj.  Unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage
  from espousing either side of a controversy or adopting either of two
  conflicting opinions.
  

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