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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