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Origin of prepossession

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

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British Dictionary definitions for prepossession


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

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

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