partiality Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"partiality" in British English

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uk   /ˌpɑː.ʃiˈæl.ə.ti/  us   /ˌpɑːr.ʃiˈæl.ə.t̬i/

partiality noun (UNFAIR)

[U] the ​fact of ​unfairlypreferring or ​approving of something: The ​judges have been ​heavilycriticized for ​their partiality in the ​wholeaffair.

partiality noun (LIKING)

[C] old-fashioned or formal a ​liking: He has a partiality forexpensivesuits.
(Definition of partiality from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"partiality" in American English

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partialitynoun [U]

 us   /ˌpɑr·ʃiˈæl·ɪ·t̬i/
an ​unfairpreference for one ​person or ​group over another: Some ​parentscomplained about the partiality of the ​teacher toward ​certainstudents.
(Definition of partiality from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “partiality”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不公平, 偏袒,偏见…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不公平, 偏袒,偏見,不公允的同意(或贊成)…
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