Synonyms and related words:
adoption, adverse possession, affinity, alodium, appropriation, arrogation, assumption, bag, bent, bias, burgage, chosen kind, claim, colonization, colony, complex, compulsion, conquest, cup of tea, de facto, de jure, dependency, derivative title, druthers, enslavement, fancy, fascination, favor, favoritism, fee fief, fee position, fee simple, fee simple absolute, fee simple conditional, fee simple defeasible, fee simple determinable, fee tail, feodum, feud, fiefdom, fixation, fixed idea, forejudgment, frankalmoign, free socage, freehold, gavelkind, hang-up, having title to, hold, holding, hypercathexis, idee fixe, inclination, indent, irresistible impulse, jaundice, jaundiced eye, knight service, lay fee, leaning, lease, leasehold, legal claim, legal possession, mandate, monomania, morbid drive, obsession, obsessive compulsion, occupancy, occupation, one-sidedness, original title, owning, parti pris, partialism, partiality, particular choice, partisanship, personal choice, possessing, possession, preapprehension, preconception, preconclusion, preconsideration, predecision, predetermination, predilection, predisposition, preemption, preference, prejudgment, prejudication, prejudice, premature judgment, prenotion, preoccupancy, preoccupation, prescription, presumption, presupposal, presupposition, presurmise, proclivity, property, property rights, proprietary rights, requisition, ruling passion, seisin, socage, squatting, style, subjugation, sublease, takeover, taking over, taste, tenancy, tenantry, tendency, tenure, tenure in chivalry, thing, tic, title, twist, type, underlease, undertenancy, undetachment, undispassionateness, usucapion, usurpation, villein socage, villeinhold, villenage

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  • Prepossession — Pre pos*ses sion, n. [1913 Webster] 1. Preoccupation; prior possession. Hammond. [1913 Webster] 2. Preoccupation of the mind by an opinion, or impression, already formed; preconceived opinion; previous impression; bias; generally, but not always …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prepossession — index compulsion (obsession), foregone conclusion, inequity, partiality, preconception, predetermination, predilection …   Law dictionary

  • prepossession — partiality, prejudice, bias, *predilection Analogous words: bent, turn, knack, aptitude, *gift: ieaning, penchant: predisposition, inclination (see corresponding verbs at INCLINE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prepossession — noun 1. the condition of being prepossessed the king s prepossession in my favor is very valuable • Hypernyms: ↑condition, ↑status 2. an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • prepossession — noun Date: 1648 1. archaic prior possession 2. an attitude, belief, or impression formed beforehand ; prejudice 3. an exclusive concern with one idea or object ; preoccupation Synonyms: see predilection …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prepossession — prepossessionary, adj. /pree peuh zesh euhn/, n. 1. the state of being prepossessed. 2. a prejudice, esp. one in favor of a person or thing. [1640 50; PRE + POSSESSION] Syn. 2. predilection, liking, bias, interest. * * * …   Universalium

  • prepossession — noun /pɹiːpəˈzɛʃən/ a) Preoccupation; having possession beforehand. The spontaneous intellect of man always defines the divine which it feels in ways that harmonise with its temporary intellectual prepossessions. b) A preconceived opinion, or… …   Wiktionary

  • prepossession — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Preoccupation] Syn. dreaming, pastime, problem; see distraction 2 . 2. [Bias] Syn. tendency, aversion, partiality; see inclination 1 , prejudice . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. An inclination for or against that inhibits …   English dictionary for students

  • prepossession — pre·pos ses·sion || ‚prɪːpÉ™ zeʃn n. positive impression; tendency, inclination; prejudice, bias, preconceived opinion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prepossession — n. 1. Preoccupation, prior possession. 2. Bias, one sidedness, bent, preconceived opinion, inclination, preconception, prejudgment, prejudice …   New dictionary of synonyms

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