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favoritism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Favoritism  \Fa"vor*it*ism\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  favoritisme.] 
  The  disposition  to  favor  and  promote  the  interest  of  one 
  person  or  family,  or  of  one  class  of  men,  to  the  neglect  of 
  others  having  equal  claims;  partiality. 
 
  A  spirit  of  favoritism  to  the  Bank  of  the  United 
  States.  --A.  Hamilton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  favoritism 
  n  1:  an  inclination  to  favor  some  person  or  group  [syn:  {favouritism}] 
  2:  unfair  treatment  of  a  person  or  group  on  the  basis  of 
  prejudice  [syn:  {discrimination},  {favouritism}] 




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