A partiality or disposition in favor of something; a preference.
[French prédilection, from Old French, from Medieval Latin praedlctus, past participle of praedligere, to prefer : Latin prae-, pre- + Latin dligere, to love; see diligent.]
Synonyms: predilection, bias, leaning, partiality, penchant, prejudice, proclivity, propensity These nouns denote a predisposition to favor someone or something particular: a predilection for classical composers; a pro-American bias; conservative leanings; a partiality for liberal-minded friends; a penchant for exotic foods; a prejudice in favor of the underprivileged; a proclivity for self-assertiveness; a propensity for exaggeration.
predilection /prdlkn, prid/ n.frml. a liking, tendency: He has a predilection for drinking alcohol.