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partiality

[pahr-shee-al-i-tee, pahr-shal-]
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

nonpartiality, noun, plural nonpartialities.
overpartiality, noun


2. favoritism. 3. leaning, inclination, bent, predilection.


3. dislike.
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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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partiality
"one-sidedness," early 15c., from M.Fr. parcialité, from M.L. partialitatem (nom. partialitas), from partialis (see partial)
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