AskDefine | Define partiality

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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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  1. Preference, bias in favor of, tendency.
    The judge's partiality towards the defendant caused him to be replaced, with someone who was apparently more neutral.


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