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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state of being partial.
  • n. Favorable prejudice or bias.
  • n. A special fondness; a predilection: had a partiality for cats. See Synonyms at predilection.

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  • n. Preference, bias in favor of, tendency.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being partial; inclination to favor one party, or one side of a question, more than the other; undue bias of mind.
  • n. A predilection or inclination to one thing rather than to others; special taste or liking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being partial.
  • n. A special fondness; a stronger inclination to one person or thing than to others: with to or for: as, a partiality for poetry or painting.
  • n. A party; faction.
  • n. Synonyms Favoritism, unfairness
  • n. Liking, predilection, leaning, fancy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
  • n. a predisposition to like something

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  • Bribery (suapan, sogokan) deprives others of justice, which is an offense against the character of God, who is “God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality (sikap memihak) nor takes a bribe” Deuteronomy 10:17 - ODB July 27, 2011

    July 27, 2011