Definition of Prepossession. Meaning of Prepossession. Synonyms of Prepossession

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Definition of Prepossession

Prepossession
Prepossession 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.

Meaning of Prepossession from wikipedia

- a common veil. The veil was woven of faith, illusion, and childish prepossession, through which the world and history were seen clad in strange hues...
- the other, on the very beginning of our acquaintance, I have courted prepossession and ignorance, and driven reason away, where either were concerned....
- Europe was that his lucidity and method of presentation awakened a prepossession in favour of Arabic literature among the scholars of the West: the methods...
- thigh. His gaze is severe, wide-e**** and fixed straight ahead in fierce prepossession. His throne and surrounding court, however, present an unorthodox and...
- purpose being "to approach these varied problems without prejudice or prepossession of any kind, and in the same spirit of exact and unimp****ioned enquiry...
- belief possesses them that this Province must inevitably suc****b – This Prepossession is fatal to every exertion – Legislators, Magistrates, Militia Officers...
- the other, on the very beginning of our acquaintance, I have courted prepossession and ignorance, and driven reason away, where either was concerned. Till...
- freed Semitic philology from the trammels of theological and religious prepossession, and for inaugurating the strictly scientific (and comparative) method...
- St. Leon family is displaced several times, and they learn that the "prepossessions of mankind are clearly unfavourable to a new-comer, an emigrant who...
- high-strung and p****ionate, forceful and impervious, a man of strong prepossessions and often difficult to get along with. He was a born leader of men....
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