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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Definitions for predilection

  1. A predisposition to choose or like; an established preference.

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Citations for predilection
Wilson doesn't see any inconsistency between his socialism and his predilection for the high life. Marina Cantacuzino, The Guardian
By his own account, Mr. Kuhn was a rebellious young man. Among Harvard music majors, he said, his predilection for jazz marked him as a black sheep. Phillip Lutz, New York Times
Origin of predilection
1735-1745
Predilection is at root "a liking before," from Latin prae-, "before" + diligere, "to choose; hence to prefer, to like very well."