Definition of Partiality

1. Noun. A predisposition to like something. "He had a fondness for whiskey"

Exact synonyms: Fancy, Fondness
Generic synonyms: Liking
Derivative terms: Fancy, Fond

2. Noun. An inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives.

Definition of Partiality

1. 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.

Definition of Partiality

1. Noun. Preference, bias in favor of, tendency. ¹

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Definition of Partiality

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Partiality

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Literary usage of Partiality

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"partiality may, with reference to the person in question, ... Of a partiality adverse to one side, the effect may be the same as a partiality in favour of ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"By partiality we do not mean strong and decided opinions. Of course, when you hear very unsparing and rancorous language used, very uncompromising courses ..."

3. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"And that the noble author* of the Tragedy of Heroic Love, has continued his partiality to me, from my writing ..."

4. The Law of Fire Insurance by George Ansel Clement (1905)
"Appraisers Act in Quasi-Judicial Capacity — Should be Free from Bias or partiality — Burden of Proof. Appraisers act in a quasi-judicial capacity and ..."

5. Proceedings (1855)
"л . feeling that it is more to your kind partiality l{ev. .lohn J. M"Ore, San Francisco. Mr. EA Clark, Sacramento. Mr. I». Campbell, Yc.lo. Mr. W. II. ..."

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