KJV Dictionary Definition: partial
P`ARTIAL, a. L. pars.
1. Biased to one party; inclined to favor one party in a cause, or one side of a question, more than the other; not indifferent. It is important to justice that a judge should not be partial.
Self-love will make men partial to themselves and friends.
2. Inclined to favor without reason. Authors are partial to their wit, and critics to their judgment.
3. Affecting a part only; not general or universal; not total. It has been much disputed whether the deluge was partial or total.
All partial evil, universal good.
4. More strongly inclined to one thing than to others. Colloquial.
5. In botany, subordinate; applied to subdivisions; as a partial umbel or umbellicle; a partial peduncle. A partial involucre is placed at the foot of a partial umbel.
PARTIALITY, n. parshal'ity. Inclination to favor one party or one side of a question more than the other; an undue bias of mind towards one party or side, which is apt to warp the judgment. Partiality springs from the will and affections, rather than from a love of truth and justice.
1. A stronger inclination to one thing than to others; as a partiality for poetry or painting; a colloquial use.
P`ARTIALIZE, v.t. To render partial. Not used.
P`ARTIALLY, adv. With undue bias of mind to one party or side; with unjust favor or dislike; as, to judge partially.
1. In part; not totally; as, the story may be partially true; the body may be partially affected with disease; the sun and moon are often partially eclipsed.