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prepossession

[pree-puh-zesh-uh n] /ˌpri pəˈzɛʃ ən/
noun
1.
the state of being prepossessed.
2.
a prejudice, especially one in favor of a person or thing.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; pre- + possession
Related forms
prepossessionary, adjective
Synonyms
2. predilection, liking, bias, interest.
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prepossession

n.

1640s, noun of action from prepossess (v.).

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