Predilection is a tendency towards something or a preference for something.
An example of predilection is a preference for expensive and designer items.
a preconceived liking; partiality or preference (for)
Origin of predilectionFrench prédilection ; from Medieval Latin predilectus, past participle of prediligere, to prefer ; from Classical Latin prae-, before (see pre-) + diligere, to prefer (see diligence)
A special liking for something; a preference.
Origin of predilectionFrench prédilection, from Old French, from Medieval Latin praed&imacron;l&emacron;ctus, past participle of praed&imacron;ligere, to prefer : Latin prae-, pre- + Latin d&imacron;ligere, to love; see diligent.