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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·pos·ses·sion /ˌpripəˈzɛʃən ||ˈsɛ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·pos·ses·sion n.
 1. Preoccupation; prior possession.
 2. 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.”
 Syn: -- Bent; bias; inclination; preoccupancy; prejudgment.  See Bent.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the condition of being prepossessed; "the king's
           prepossession in my favor is very valuable"
      2: an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence; "he
         did not even try to confirm his preconceptions" [syn: preconception,
          parti pris, preconceived opinion, preconceived idea,
          preconceived notion]