Definition of predilection in English:

predilection

Line breaks: pre¦di|lec¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌpriːdɪˈlɛkʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

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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