Partial Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Partial.

Partial (Adjective)

  1. Referring to something that's not complete; involves only a part, not total. It can be used to describe decisions, judgments, or laws that affect just a portion of a situation or issue.
  2. Showing favoritism or bias to one side over another in a dispute or argument. In a legal context, this term is often used when a person or institution, expected to be neutral, unfairly prefers one party over the other.