Definitions of favouritism

  1. unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an inclination to favor some person or group Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The disposition to favour one or more persons or classes to the neglect of others having equal claims. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. The disposition to favour or promote the interest of one before another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. n. The disposition to promote the interest of a favourite; partiality;—exercise of power by favourites. Cabinet Dictionary