- A preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something: your predilection for pretty girlsMore 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.
mid 18th century: from French prédilection, from Latin praedilect- 'preferred', from the verb praediligere, from prae 'in advance' + diligere 'to select'.