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

Derived forms: favouritisms

Type of: disposition, inclination, social control, tendency

Encyclopedia: Favouritism