Meaning of partiality

par•ti•al•i•ty

Pronunciation: (pär"shē-al'i-tē, pär-shal'-), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. the state or character of being partial.
  2. a favorable bias or prejudice: the partiality of parents for their own children.
  3. a special fondness, preference, or liking (usually fol. by to or for): a partiality for country living.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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