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par·ti pris(pär′tē prē′)
n. pl. par·tis pris (pär′tē)
An inclination for or against something or someone that affects judgment; prejudice or bias.
[French : parti, decision, side + pris, taken.]
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parti pris(parti pri)
a preconceived opinion
[C19: literally: side taken]
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par•ti pris(ˌpɑr ti ˈpri)
n., pl. par•tis pris (ˌpɑr ti ˈpriz, ˈpri)
a preconceived attitude or opinion.
[1870–75; < French: literally, the side taken]
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A French phrase meaning side taken, used to mean a prejudice or preconceived opinion.
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|Noun||1.||parti pris - an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence; "he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions"|
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