Definitions

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  • v. To elect or choose beforehand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To elect or choose beforehand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To prefer; favor; choose.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Conservatives by nature follow the Inca civilization predilect of depleting the land like Locus until eventually life becomes extinct.

    Crist wants special session, amendment to ban offshore drilling

  • The choice to predilect the "extraordinary form" corresponds to a legitimate internal choice of the religious family, as foreseen in the same motu proprio, in a Catholic spirit of fidelity to the Pope and to the liturgical tradition of the Order founded by St. Francis of Assisi.

    Franciscans of the Immaculate Predilect the Usus Antiquior

  • The book primarily caters to an audience of teenage girls, and while that's not necessarily a bad thing (not everything written for a teenage audience sucks horribly, you know), it does tend to predilect the novels to a certain amount of campy romance.

    Twilight's First Official Photo and Why I'm Passing « FirstShowing.net

  • His next observation is almost as breathtakingly crude: replying to a sermon from Pope John Paul II to the effect that the Jewish religion is not so much "extrinsic" to Christianity as "intrinsic" to it, and that Jews are "our predilect brothers and, in a certain way, one could say our older brothers," Gibson snorts: "Abel had an older brother."

    The Pope’s Denial Problem

  • It was the great vanity of the life of this man, who did nothing, to appear the busiest fellow in all France, and no audience -- not even that of his own lackeys -- was too mean for him to take the stage to in that predilect role.

    Saint Martin's Summer

  • The chase had ever been Cesare's favourite pastime, and the wild boar his predilect quarry; and in the pursuit of it he had made good use of his exceptional physical endowments, cultivating them until -- like his father before him -- he was equal to the endurance of almost any degree of fatigue.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia

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