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Preference

Pref´er`ence
n.1.The act of Preferring, or the state of being preferred; the setting of one thing before another; precedence; higher estimation; predilection; choice; also, the power or opportunity of choosing; as, to give him his preference.
2.That which is preferred; the object of choice or superior favor; as, which is your preference?
Noun1.preference - a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
2.preference - a predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation"
3.preference - the right or chance to choose; "given my druthers, I'd eat cake"
Synonyms: druthers
4.preference - grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties)

PREFERENCE. The paying or securing to one or more of his creditors, by an insolvent debtor, the whole or a part of their claim, to the exclusion of the rest. By preference is also meant the right which a creditor has acquired over others to be paid first out of the assets of his debtor, as, when a creditor has obtained a judgment against his debtor which binds the latter's land, he has a preference.
     2. Voluntary preferences are forbidden by the insolvent laws of some of the states, and are void, when made in a general assignment for the benefit of creditors. Vide Insolvent; Priority.

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