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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Prejudice or bias in favor of something.
  • noun A special fondness; a predilection: synonym: predilection.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being partial.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A party; faction.
  • noun Synonyms Favoritism, unfairness
  • noun Liking, predilection, leaning, fancy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A predilection or inclination to one thing rather than to others; special taste or liking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Preference, bias in favor of, tendency.

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

  • noun an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
  • noun 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