prepossession

[pree-puh-zesh-uhn]

noun

the state of being prepossessed.
a prejudice, especially one in favor of a person or thing.

Origin of prepossession

First recorded in 1640–50; pre- + possession
Related formspre·pos·ses·sion·ar·y, adjective

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prepossession

noun

the state or condition of being prepossessed
a prejudice or bias, esp a favourable one
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Word Origin and History for prepossession
n.

1640s, noun of action from prepossess (v.).

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