preferred

adjective
pre·​ferred | \ pri-ˈfərd How to pronounce preferred (audio) \

Definition of preferred

1 : liked better or best : used or wanted in preference to others a preferred method 'Leveled' is the preferred spelling in American English.
2 : having special status or receiving special treatment or benefits preferred customers

First Known Use of preferred

1748, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Preferred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preferred. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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