- Predilection is a tendency towards something or a preference for something.
An example of predilection is a preference for expensive and designer items.
Origin: Fr prédilection from Midieval Latin predilectus, past participle of prediligere, to prefer from Classical Latin prae-, before (see pre-) plush diligere, to prefer (see )
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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.