Definition for NEU'TRAL

NEU'TRAL, a.1 [Fr. neutre; L. neutralis, from neuter.]

  1. Not engaged on either side; not taking an active part with either of contending parties. It is policy for a nation to be neutral when other nations are at war. Belligerents often; obtain supplies from neutral states.
  2. Indifferent; having no bias in favor of either side or party.
  3. Indifferent; neither very good nor bad. Some things good, and some things ill do seem, And neutral some in her fantastic eye. Davies. Neutral salt, in chimistry, a salt composed of an equal number of equivalents, both of acid and base; a salt in which none of the properties, either of the acid or base, are perceptible.

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