preferred

adjective pre·ferred \ pri-ˈfərd \

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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