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  • preference — pref·er·ence / pre frəns, fə rəns/ n 1: the right to prior payment of a debt with preference over the creditors of the heirs or legatees Louisiana Civil Code 2: the transfer of an insolvent debtor s interest in property to a creditor for an… …   Law dictionary

  • Preference utilitarianism — is quite probably the most popular form of utilitarianism in contemporary philosophy. In the same way as other utilitarian theorists, preference utilitarians define a morally right action as that which produces the most favourable consequences… …   Wikipedia

  • right — [adj1] fair, just appropriate, condign, conscientious, deserved, due, equitable, ethical, fitting, good, honest, honorable, justifiable, lawful, legal, legitimate, merited, moral, proper, requisite, righteous, rightful, scrupulous, standup*,… …   New thesaurus

  • right-handed — right handedness, n. /ruyt han did/, adj. 1. having the right hand or arm more serviceable than the left; using the right hand by preference: a right handed painter. 2. adapted to or performed by the right hand: a right handed lever; right handed …   Universalium

  • right-handed — [rīt′han′did] adj. 1. using the right hand more skillfully than, and in preference to, the left 2. done with the right hand 3. made for use with the right hand 4. designating one who swings a bat, club, etc. leftward 5. turning left to right;… …   English World dictionary

  • preference — [pref′ər əns] n. [MFr préférence < ML praeferentia < L praeferens, prp. of praeferre, to PREFER] 1. a preferring or being preferred; greater liking 2. the right, power, or opportunity of prior choice or claim 3. something preferred; one s… …   English World dictionary

  • right — As a noun, and taken in an abstract sense, means justice, ethical correctness, or consonance with the rules of law or the principles of morals. In this signification it answers to one meaning of the Latin jus, and serves to indicate law in the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • preference — The right of one person over other persons, to be appointed administrator, for example, the right of a surviving spouse. 31 Am J2d Ex & Ad §§ 50 et seq. A right given to a stockholder of a corporation to subscribe at a stated price for shares of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • preference — A legal term used in bankruptcy to describe a transaction deemed to have occurred under circumstances favorable to the creditor that benefited from the transaction. This provision is intended to protect unsecured creditors. Under the U.S.… …   Financial and business terms

  • preference share — preferred shares of a corporation that have first claim to preferred dividends. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary A type of share that pays a fixed percentage dividend. Preference shareholders come before the ordinary shareholder when it comes to… …   Financial and business terms

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