predilection

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Borrowing from French prédilection.

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predilection (plural predilections)

  1. Condition of favoring or liking; tendency towards; proclivity; predisposition.
    • 1987, Edwin M. Yoder Jr., "Lewis Powell a Fine Sense of Balance," Washington Post, 29 Jun.,
      But for him the first rule of judging was to set aside personal predilection and vote the law and the facts.
    • 2000, Terry McCarthy, "Lost Generation," Time Asia, 23 Oct.,
      ... youth’s predilection for revolt.
    • 2001, Marina Cantacuzino, "On deadly ground," The Guardian, 13 Mar.,
      Wilson doesn’t see any inconsistency between his socialism and his predilection for the high life.

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