Definition of partiality noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌpɑːʃiˈæləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɑːrʃiˈæləti//
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  1. 1[uncountable] (disapproving) the unfair support of one person, team, idea, etc. synonym bias allegations of dishonesty and partiality opposite impartiality
  2. 2[singular] partiality for something/somebody a feeling of liking something/somebody very much synonym fondness She has a partiality for exotic flowers.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French parcialite, from medieval Latin partialitas, based on Latin pars, part- ‘part’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: partiality