- Predilection is a tendency towards something or a preference for something.
An example of predilection is a preference for expensive and designer items.
predilection definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French prédilection ; from Midieval Latin predilectus, past participle of prediligere, to prefer ; from Classical Latin prae-, before (see pre-) plush diligere, to prefer (see )
predilection definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French prédilection, from Old French, from Medieval Latin praedīlēctus, past participle of praedīligere, to prefer : Latin prae-, pre- + Latin dīligere, to love; see diligent.