Definition for PRE-POS-SES'SION


  1. Preoccupation; prior possession. – Hammond.
  2. Preconceived opinion on the intellect of previous impressions on the mind or heart, in favor or against any person or thing. It is often used in a good sense; sometimes it is equivalent to prejudice, and sometimes a softer name for it. In general, it conveys an idea less odious than prejudice; as, the prepossessions of education. – South.

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