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fay vuh ri ti zuhm

  • n  an inclination to favor some person or group
  • n  unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice

  • Between these two extreme examples are all the familiar varieties of preference: explicit racial favoritism without numbers, favoritism based on something as amorphous as social .
  • This isn't favoritism, I'm just impressed.
  • An international bureaucracy's murky rules governing favoritism remain as shrouded as ever in mystery.
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  • Fired trooper victim of favoritism
    Fired trooper victim of favoritism The following appeared in the Monday edition of the Tallahassee Democrat:A state hearing officer's recommendation that a fired Florida Highway Patrol trooper be reinstated is the correct response in a case that brought to light the fact that law-enforcement agencies have long-standing policies of treating elected officials differently from the way they treat ...
    June 12, 2013 - The St. Augustine Record
  • Nepotism Alive and Wrong
    Nepotism: “Favoritism by those in power extended toward relatives, esp. by appointing them to desirable positions.” That’s Webster’s definition.
    June 12, 2013 - The Missourian
  • Two members quit Clearview school board
    SHEFFIELD — Accusing fellow Clearview Schools Board of Education members of unethical conduct and showing favoritism, board members Connie Finney and Brenda Newman have resigned. The resignations were triggered by former board member Judy Maldonado being allowed to present her son with a diploma on stage during graduation ceremonies last week. Finney said then-board member [...] The post Two ...
    June 11, 2013 - The Chronicle-Telegram

  • Susan Collins in Wall Street Journal
    I have concluded that Judge Sotomayor understands the proper role of a judge and is committed to applying the law impartially without bias or favoritism,Ms. Collins said in a statement.
  • Al Sharpton in International Herald Tribune
    Noted civil rights advocate, the Rev. Al Sharpton, immediately denounced her release, saying it had "all of the appearances of economic and racial favoritism."
  • Ron Dennis in SI.com
    A lot of people in England will feel there is some favoritism or penalty that is given to Lewis, but we are scrupulously fair at all times in the grand prix team,Dennis said in The Daily Telegraph's Monday editions. "I don't like to slow...

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