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Noun: favoritism  'fey-v(u-)ru,ti-zum
Usage: US (elsewhere: favouritism)
  1. An inclination to favor some person or group
    - favouritism [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
    - discrimination, favouritism [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: favoritisms

Type of: disposition, inclination, social control, tendency

Encyclopedia: Favoritism