Definition of predilect in English:

predilect

adjective

rare
  • Chosen or favoured in preference to others.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Mankind. From post-classical Latin praedilectus well-beloved, preferred, either from classical Latin prae- + dīlectus, or past participle of post-classical Latin praediligere to prefer from classical Latin prae- + dilīgere to love.

Pronunciation

predilect

/ˌpriːdɪˈlɛkt/