fa·vor n
1: bias
in favor of: to the benefit of
a judgment in favor of the defendant
in one's favor: to one's benefit
a donation inter vivos made in his favor

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (act of kindness) noun accommodation, act of generosity, act of grace, benefaction, beneficium, benefit, benevolence, benignity, boon, bounty, charity, courtesy, friendly turn, good deed, good service, good turn, grace, indulgence, kind act, philanthropy II (partiality) noun approval, attachment, attraction, bent, bias, disposition, favoritism, fondness, inclination, kind regard, leaning, liking, partisanship, penchant, predilection, preference, preferential treatment, prejudice, proclivity, proneness, propensity associated concepts: challenge to the favor, favored legislation, favored treatment III (sanction) noun abetment, advancement, advocacy, aegis, aid, approbation, approval, assistance, auspices, backing, benefaction, championship, cooperation, countenance, encouragement, endorsement, espousal, fosterage, furtherance, good opinion, help, leave, patronage, permission, sponsorship, subscription, support IV verb advance, advocate, afford advantages, aid, approve, assist, back, be biased, be favorable to, be indulgent toward, be partial to, be prejudiced, befriend, benefit, bolster, boost, champion, countenance, deal with gently, ease, encourage, endorse, facilitate, fancy, favere, further, grant favors to, gratify, help, make easier, prefer, promote, regard with favor, regard with kindness, sanction, show consideration for, show favor to, show unfair bias, studere, succor, suffragari, support, treat differently, treat with partiality associated concepts: favored beneficiary V index accommodate, advantage, advocate, approval, approve, assent, auspices, behalf, benefit (conferment), benevolence (act of kindness), bounty, capitalize (provide capital), complexion, concur (agree), conduce, countenance, deign, discriminate (treat differently), embrace (accept), espouse, estimation (esteem), foster, franchise (license), further, gift (present), goodwill, grace, grant, grant (concede), gratuity (present), help, honor (outward respect), indorsement, indulgence, inequity, largess (gift), leave (permission), lenience, let (permit), nepotism, option (contractual provision), partiality, pass (approve) VI index patronage (power to appoint jobs) VII index patronage (support), patronize (condescend toward), predilection, predisposition, prefer, preserve, prestige, privilege, promote (advance), propensity, recommend, regard (esteem), respect, sanction (permission), service (assistance), side, sponsor, token, uphold

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


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