from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A partiality or disposition in favor of something; a preference.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Condition of favoring or liking; tendency towards; proclivity; predisposition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A previous liking; a prepossession of mind in favor of something; predisposition to choose or like; partiality.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A prepossession of the mind in favor of something; a preference.
- n. Synonyms Liking, Attachment, etc. (see love), partiality, inclination (toward), preference.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a predisposition in favor of something
- n. a strong liking
French prédilection, from Old French, from Medieval Latin praedīlēctus, past participle of praedīligere, to prefer : Latin prae-, pre- + Latin dīligere, to love; see diligent.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French prédilection. (Wiktionary)