Meaning of favoritism

fa•vor•it•ism

Pronunciation: (fā'vur-i-tiz"um, fāv'ri-), [key]
— n.
  1. the favoring of one person or group over others with equal claims; partiality: to show favoritism toward the youngest child.
  2. the state of being a favorite.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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