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English definition of “preferential”

preferential

adjective [before noun]     /ˌprefərˈenʃəl/
better than that which is given to others: It is not acceptable, in a modern company, to give preferential treatment to your relatives and friends. Bananas from Caribbean countries have traditionally enjoyed preferential access to the EU.preferential rates/terms/arrangements Members can get preferential terms on services such as free mortgage valuations and discounts on personal loans.
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