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favoritism

[ fey-ver-i-tiz-uhm, feyv-ri- ]
/ ˈfeɪ vər ɪˌtɪz əm, ˈfeɪv rɪ- /
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noun

the favoring of one person or group over others with equal claims; partiality: to show favoritism toward the youngest child.
the state of being a favorite.

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Origin of favoritism

First recorded in 1755–65; favorite + -ism
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