One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Chosen or favoured in preference to others.
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.
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