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partiality

[ pahr-shee-al-i-tee, pahr-shal- ]
/ ˌpɑr ʃiˈæl ɪ ti, pɑrˈʃæl- /
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noun, plural par·ti·al·i·ties.

the state or character of being partial.
a favorable bias or prejudice: the partiality of parents for their own children.
a special fondness, preference, or liking (usually followed by to or for): a partiality for country living.

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Origin of partiality

1375–1425; late Middle English parcialite<Medieval Latin partiālitās.See partial, -ity
non·par·ti·al·i·ty, noun, plural non·par·ti·al·i·ties.o·ver·par·ti·al·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for partiality

partiality
/ (ˌpɑːʃɪˈælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

favourable prejudice or bias
(usually foll by for) liking or fondness
the state or condition of being partial
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