Predilection meaning

prĕd'l-ĕk'shən, prēd'-
Predilection is a tendency towards something or a preference for something.

An example of predilection is a preference for expensive and designer items.

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A special liking for something; a preference.
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A preconceived liking; partiality or preference (for)
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Condition of favoring or liking; tendency towards; proclivity; predisposition.
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Origin of predilection

  • French prédilection from Old French from Medieval Latin praedīlēctus past participle of praedīligere to prefer Latin prae- pre- Latin dīligere to love diligent
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from French prédilection.
    From Wiktionary