noun, plural par·ti·al·i·ties.
Origin of partiality
Examples from the Web for partiality
He heavily favored his own tribe, the Popalzai, to the detriment of other clans who bitterly resented his partiality.
Romantic involvement with a news source would create the appearance and probably the reality of partiality.David Pogue and Nicki Dugan: A Conflict of Interest?|Dan Lyons|May 27, 2011|DAILY BEAST
His power is perilous in the partiality of will, and his heart full of hollowness in the protestation of love.
From that time she visibly cooled toward me, and her partiality was as visibly transferred to this cousin.Library Notes|A. P. Russell
We say again that the questions before the country are not to be decided on any grounds of personal prejudice or partiality.The Writings of James Russell Lowell in Prose and Poetry, Volume V|James Russell Lowell
If Justin's reports were bad,—and they were always bad,—they accused the teachers of partiality.The Clique of Gold|Emile Gaboriau
They gradually lose their partiality, generalize their views, and consider themselves as acting for the whole confederacy.
British Dictionary definitions for partiality
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for partiality
"one-sidedness," early 15c., from Middle French parcialité, from Medieval Latin partialitatem (nominative partialitas), from partialis (see partial).