preferential treatment

preferential treatment
index favor (partiality), inequity, nepotism, partiality

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • preferential treatment — prioritized treatment, privilege, precedence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • preferential treatment — /ˌprɛfərɛnʃəl ˈtritmənt/ (say .prefuhrenshuhl treetmuhnt) noun preference given to someone as in employment, allocation of shares, etc., on the basis of something other than merit …   Australian-English dictionary

  • received preferential treatment — was treated better, was treated with more care or privilege …   English contemporary dictionary

  • preferential — pref‧e‧ren‧tial [ˌprefəˈrenʆl◂] adjective [only before a noun] preferential treatment, a preferential rate etc is deliberately more favourable in order to give an advantage to particular people, organizations etc: • Norway develops domestic oil… …   Financial and business terms

  • treatment — treat‧ment [ˈtriːtmənt] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] a particular way of dealing with someone or something: • The range of permissible accounting treatments is amazingly broad. • The investigation found that some contractors received… …   Financial and business terms

  • preferential — pref·e·ren·tial /ˌpre fə ren chəl/ adj 1: of or constituting a preference a preferential transfer 2: giving preference to union members esp. in hiring a preferential shop 3: showing preference these creditors may obtain preferential …   Law dictionary

  • treatment — n. care cure 1) to administer, give, provide treatment 2) to get, receive, undergo treatment 3) to respond to treatment 4) inpatient; medical; outpatient; radiation; shock treatment 5) treatment for (to undergo treatment for alcoholism) 6) under… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • treatment — treat|ment [ tritmənt ] noun *** 1. ) uncount the process of providing medical care: medical/dental/psychiatric treatment treatment of: These drugs are for the treatment of tropical diseases. treatment for: They were taken to Cape Cod hospital… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • treatment */*/*/ — UK [ˈtriːtmənt] / US [ˈtrɪtmənt] noun Word forms treatment : singular treatment plural treatments 1) a) [uncountable] the process of providing medical care treatment of: These drugs are for the treatment of tropical diseases. treatment for: They… …   English dictionary

  • preferential — pref|er|en|tial [ ,prefə renʃl ] adjective giving one person or group an advantage over others: preferential treatment: Europe has given Caribbean banana growers preferential treatment for more than 20 years. ╾ pref|er|en|tial|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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