Definition of Prepossession

1. Noun. The condition of being prepossessed. "The king's prepossession in my favor is very valuable"

Generic synonyms: Condition, Status



2. Noun. An opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence. "He did not even try to confirm his preconceptions"

Definition of Prepossession

1. n. Preoccupation; prior possession.

Definition of Prepossession

1. Noun. Preoccupation; having possession beforehand. ¹

2. Noun. A preconceived opinion, or previous impression; bias, prejudice. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prepossession

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prepossession

prepositionals
prepositioned
prepositioning
prepositions
prepositive
prepositively
prepositives
prepositor
prepositors
prepositure
prepossess
prepossessed
prepossesses
prepossessing
prepossessingly
prepossession (current term)
prepossessions
prepossessor
prepossessors
preposterate
preposterous
preposterously
preposterousness
prepostor
prepostors
prepotencies
prepotency
prepotent
prepotential
prepotentials

Literary usage of Prepossession

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1. Orthodoxy: Its Truths and Errors by James Freeman Clarke (1918)
"This is what we call the Christian prepossession. And it regards the New Testament exactly as when a friend whose judgment we respect earnestly recommends ..."

2. Criminal Psychology: A Manual for Judges, Practitioners, and Students by Hans Gross, Horace Meyer Kallen (1911)
"prepossession, prejudice, and anticipatory opinion are, perhaps, the most dangerous foes of the criminalist. It is believed that the danger from them is not ..."

3. Apologia: An Explanation and Defence by Edwin Abbott Abbott (1907)
"Some may say, " Impartially, on the evidence, and without prepossession, as we should study the biography of Mohammed. Put aside your belief that Jesus is ..."

4. Fact and Fable in Psychology by Joseph Jastrow (1900)
"MENTAL prepossession AND INERTIA THOSE who are actively engaged in educational pursuits ... This characteristic, which may be called mental prepossession, ..."

5. Fact and Fable in Psychology by Joseph Jastrow (1900)
"MENTAL prepossession AND INERTIA I THOSE who are actively engaged in educational pursuits ... This characteristic, which may be called mental prepossession, ..."

6. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"... displayed to the Roman world the fairest prospect of the new reign, and the emperor affected to confirm this favourable prepossession, by declaring, ..."

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