Predilection is a tendency towards something or a preference for something.(noun)
An example of predilection is a preference for expensive and designer items.
See predilection in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr prédilection < ML predilectus, pp. of prediligere, to prefer < L prae-, before (see pre-) + diligere, to prefer (see )
See predilection in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French prédilection
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin praedīlēctus
Origin: , past participle of praedīligere, to prefer
Origin: : Latin prae-, pre-
Origin: + Latin dīligere, to love; see diligent.
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