What does the word partiality mean?

Usage examples for partiality

  1. But for my part, I have never heard the gross facts on which I ground my idea of their marked partiality to the reigning tyranny in France in any part denied. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. In speaking of the theatres, the pieces represented, and the merits of the performers, I cannot be supposed to be actuated by any prejudice or partiality whatever. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  3. That doughty old General and former commandant at West Point had all along shown a great partiality for Lee; and in the campaign which was to follow, we find him constantly writing of his young staff officer in glowing terms. – Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers by J. Walker McSpadden