Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search



  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɛf.ɜː(ɹ)ˌɛn.ʃəl/


preferential (comparative more preferential, superlative most preferential)

  1. Of or relating to the showing or giving of preference.
    Club members received preferential seating.
  2. Of or relating to a voting system in which the voters are allowed to indicate on their ballots their preference (usually their first and second choices) between two or more candidates, so that if no candidate receives a majority of first choices the one receiving the greatest number of first and second choices together is the winner.
    preferential voting; the preferential system