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Meaning of PREPOSSESSION

Pronunciation:  `preepu'zeshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence; "he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions"
  2. [n]  the condition of being prepossessed; "the king's prepossession in my favor is very valuable"
 

PREPOSSESSION is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: parti pris, preconceived idea, preconceived notion, preconceived opinion, preconception
 
 See Also: condition, opinion, persuasion, sentiment, status, thought, view

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre`pos*ses"sion\, n.
1. Preoccupation; prior possession. --Hammond.

2. Preoccupation of the mind by an opinion, or impression,
   already formed; preconceived opinion; previous impression;
   bias; -- generally, but not always, used in a favorable
   sense; as, the prepossessions of childhood. ``The
   prejudices and prepossessions of the country.'' --Sir W.
   Scott.

Syn: Bent; bias; inclination; preoccupancy; prejudgment. See
     {Bent}.

 

 

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