WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
fa•vor•it•ism /ˈfeɪvərɪˌtɪzəm, ˈfeɪvrɪ-/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. the unfair favoring of one person or group over others with equal claims;
    partiality.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
fa•vor•it•ism  (fāvər i tiz′əm, fāvri-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the favoring of one person or group over others with equal claims;
    partiality:to show favoritism toward the youngest child.
  2. the state of being a favorite.
  • favorite + -ism 1755–65


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

favouritism, US favoritism /ˈfeɪvərɪˌtɪzəm ˈfeɪvrɪ-/ n
  1. the practice of giving special treatment to a person or group



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