preferential

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adjective pref·er·en·tial \ˌpre-fə-ˈren(t)-shəl\

Definition of preferential

  1. 1 :  showing preference

  2. 2 :  employing or creating a preference in trade relations

  3. 3 :  designed to permit expression of preference among candidates a preferential primary

  4. 4 :  giving preference especially in hiring to union members a preferential shop

preferentially

play \-ˈren(t)-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of preferential in a Sentence

  1. powerful people who demand preferential treatment from politicians

1849

First Known Use of preferential

1849


PREFERENTIAL Defined for English Language Learners

preferential

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adjective pref·er·en·tial \ˌpre-fə-ˈren(t)-shəl\

Definition of preferential for English Language Learners

  • : giving an advantage to a particular person or group


Law Dictionary

preferential

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adjective pref·e·ren·tial \ˌpre-fə-ˈren-chəl\

Legal Definition of preferential

  1. 1 :  of or constituting a preference a preferential transfer

  2. 2 :  giving preference to union members especially in hiring a preferential shop

  3. 3 :  showing preference these creditors may obtain preferential treatment



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