A pet owner showing partiality to his cat.
Partiality is defined as a fondness or a bias towards something or someone.
If you prefer chocolate ice cream to vanilla, this is an example of when you have a partiality for chocolate.
- the state or quality of being partial; tendency to favor unfairly; bias
- particular fondness or liking
Origin of partialityMiddle English parcialitee from Middle French partialité
- Prejudice or bias in favor of something.
- A special fondness; a predilection: had a partiality for cats. See Synonyms at predilection.