prepossession

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A preconceived opinion, or previous impression; bias, prejudice

The spontaneous intellect of man always defines the divine which it feels in ways that harmonise with its temporary intellectual prepossessions.

Preoccupation; having possession beforehand
a preconceived liking
{n} a first possession, prejudice, bias
an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence; "he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions"
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
Preoccupation; prior possession
{i} positive impression; tendency, inclination; prejudice, bias, preconceived opinion
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 condition of being prepossessed; "the king's prepossession in my favor is very valuable
the condition of being prepossessed; "the king's prepossession in my favor is very valuable"
prepossess
To preoccupy, as the mind or heart, so as to preclude other things; hence, to bias or prejudice; to give a previous inclination to, for or against anything; esp., to induce a favorable opinion beforehand, or at the outset
prepossess
{v} to prejudice, bias, influence
prepossess
To preoccupy, as ground or land; to take previous possession of
prepossess
To preoccupy, as the mind or heart, so as to preclude other things; hence, to bias or prejudice; to give a previous inclination to, for or against anything; esp
prepossess
cause to be preoccupied; "The idea of his failure prepossesses him"
prepossess
influence (somebody's) opinion in advance
prepossess
make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand; "A prepossessing appearance"
prepossess
make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand; "A prepossessing appearance" cause to be preoccupied; "The idea of his failure prepossesses him" possess beforehand
prepossess
to induce a favorable opinion beforehand, or at the outset
prepossess
{f} acquire confidence, acquire trust; impress beforehand
prepossess
possess beforehand
prepossession

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    pre·pos·ses·sion

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    Etymologie

    [ "prE-p&-'ze-sh&n al ] (noun.) 1648. From pre- + possession.

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