A preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something.
‘my predilection for Asian food’
‘Certainly, the widespread predilection for the fancy and frivolous has its roots in decades of drab socialist conformity.’
‘I can’t take any credit for it; it’s just about helping people understand their own predilections.’
‘His loyalty to the British Government at a time when the National movement was raging and his efforts to shore up a tottering feudal institution were not pure personal predilections or momentary aberrations.’
‘Of course the court will approach those interests with a strong predilection in favour of the preservation of life, because of the sanctity of human life.’
‘She seemed completely up to the interview, however, so there was no reason not to ask at least one tough question, most obviously, about her political predilections.’