- prefecture apostolic,
- preference share,
- preference shares,
- preference stock
Origin of preferable
Examples from the Web for preferably
The essence of nearly every Disney film is that women need saving, preferably by a man from a superior social and economic class.
Preferably Latin and Greek to let you comprehend where our civilization came from.My Commencement Speech to Rutgers’ Geniuses: Go Forth and Fail|P. J. O’Rourke|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After writing all day I sometimes want to watch a whole lot of British TV, preferably set at Oxford, with dead bodies turning up.
On the weekends, I love to read, preferably fiction which I think makes me a much happier, creative person.Wired Executives Find that Disconnecting Can Help Spur Creativity|Beth Comstock|October 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These days, though, history must tell good stories first and foremost, preferably about “colorful” protagonists.T.E. Lawrence Rides Again in Scott Anderson’s New History|Melik Kaylan|August 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It has been stated that scientific physical exercise, preferably taken in group association, will accomplish it.Keeping Fit All the Way|Walter Camp
It should be taken at least twice daily, preferably on retiring at night and soon after breakfast, at regular times, if possible.Intestinal Ills|Alcinous Burton Jamison
A girl of corresponding economic position, preferably a stranger.Seductio Ad Absurdum|Emily Hahn
In a disc (A), preferably made of brass, are two channels (B) at right angles to each other.Practical Mechanics for Boys|J. S. Zerbe
We'll build a house on the hillside just beyond the asylum—how does a yellow Italian villa strike you, or preferably a pink one?Dear Enemy|Jean Webster
1640s, from or on model of French préférable, from préfér (see prefer). OED notes preferrable is better English but has not prevailed. Related: Preferably.