Pronunciation: (pär"shē-al'i-tē, pär-shal'-), [key]
1. the state or character of being partial.
2. a favorable bias or prejudice: the partiality of parents for their own children.
3. a special fondness, preference, or liking (usually fol. by to or for): a partiality for country living.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.