Definitions for: Prepossession

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

Webster (1913) 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.

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

Synonyms: parti pris, preconceived idea, preconceived notion, preconceived opinion, preconception

See Also: condition, opinion, persuasion, sentiment, status, thought, view

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