What does the word partial mean?

Usage examples for partial

  1. Mrs Selwyn and his sisters were partial to Caroline, and followed the example of the judge. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  2. He could see that only partial intelligence of the case reached her. – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  3. As for my own judgment on the subject, it is perhaps too partial to merit attention; but after my best efforts not to be biassed in favour of my own opinions, I continue to think them correct. – Letters of David Ricardo to Thomas Robert Malthus, 1810-1823 by David Ricardo