See also 121. DISCRIMINATION .
- the practice of giving preferential treatment to a person or persons.
- favoritism shown to nephews or other relatives, as in politics or business. — nepotist , n . — nepotic , adj .
- 1. favoritism shown to members of one’s own party, faction, sect, or cause.
- 2. strong adherence to the tenets of one’s party, faction, sect, or cause. — partisan , n., adj .