Pre`pos*ses"sion (?), n.
Preoccupation; prior possession.
Preoccupation of the mind by an opinion, or impression, already formed; preconceived opinion; previous impression; bias; -- generally, but not always, used in a favorable sense; as, the prepossessions of childhood.
"The prejudices and prepossessions
of the country."
Sir W. Scott.
Syn. -- Bent; bias; inclination; preoccupancy; prejudgment. See Bent.
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