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[fey-ver-i-tiz-uh m, feyv-ri-] /ˈfeɪ vər ɪˌtɪz əm, ˈfeɪv rɪ-/

the favoring of one person or group over others with equal claims; partiality:
to show favoritism toward the youngest child.
the state of being a .

1763, from favorite + -ism.


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