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predilection

Syllabification: pre·di·lec·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌpredlˈekSH(ə)n
 
, ˌprēdlˈekSH(ə)n
 
/

Definition of predilection in English:

noun

A preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something: my predilection for Asian food
More example sentences
  • 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.
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Origin

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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