Definition of predilection in English:


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


A preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something: your predilection for pretty girls
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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.


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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