A preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something: my predilection for Asian food
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- Of course the court will approach those interests with a strong predilection in favour of the preservation of life, because of the sanctity of human life.
- Like every other institution, the Washington and political press corps operate with a good number of biases and predilections.
- Studying biology may yet lead to greater tolerance for the vast repertory of human sexual foibles, preferences, and predilections.
liking, fondness, preference, partiality, taste, penchant, weakness, soft spot, fancy, inclination, leaning, bias, propensity, bent, proclivity, predisposition, appetite
Mid 18th century: from French prédilection, from Latin praedilect- 'preferred', from the verb praediligere, from prae 'in advance' + diligere 'to select'.
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