Etymology
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prepossession (n.)

1640s, "predisposition, prejudice," also "act of taking possession beforehand" (a sense now rare), noun of action from prepossess (v.).

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Definitions of prepossession

prepossession (n.)
the condition of being prepossessed;
the king's prepossession in my favor is very valuable
prepossession (n.)
an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence;
Synonyms: preconception / parti pris / preconceived opinion / preconceived idea / preconceived notion
From wordnet.princeton.edu