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partiality


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Partiality  \Par`ti*al"i*ty\  (?;  277),  n.  [Cf.  F.  partialit['e].] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  A  predilection  or  inclination  to  one  thing  rather  than  to 
  others  special  taste  or  liking;  as  a  partiality  for 
  poetry  or  painting.  --Roget. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  partiality 
  n  1:  a  predisposition  to  like  something  "he  had  a  fondness  for 
  whiskey"  [syn:  {fondness},  {fancy}] 
  2:  an  inclination  to  favor  one  group  or  view  or  opinion  over 
  alternatives  [syn:  {partisanship}]  [ant:  {impartiality}] 




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