partiality

[pahr-shee-al-i-tee, pahr-shal-] /ˌpɑr ʃiˈæl ɪ ti, pɑrˈʃæl-/
noun, plural partialities.
1.
the state or character of being partial.
2.
a favorable bias or prejudice:
"the partiality of parents for their own children."
3.
a special fondness, preference, or liking (usually followed by to or for):
"a partiality for country living."
Origin
1375–1425; late Middle English parcialite < Medieval Latin partiālitās. See partial, -ity
Related forms
nonpartiality, noun, plural nonpartialities.
overpartiality, noun
Synonyms
2. favoritism. 3. leaning, inclination, bent, predilection.
Antonyms
3. dislike.
British Dictionary definitions for partiality-for
partiality (ˌpɑːʃɪˈælɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  favourable prejudice or bias
2.  (usually foll by for) liking or fondness
3.  the state or condition of being partial

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Word Origin and History for partiality-for
partiality
"one-sidedness," early 15c., from M.Fr. parcialité, from M.L. partialitatem (nom. partialitas), from partialis (see partial)
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