Legal Definition and Related Resources of Favor

Meaning of Favor

To give support or to sustain; to aid, to show partiality or unfair bias towards.

Favor Alternative Definition

Bias; partiality; lenity; prejudice. The grand jury are sworn to inquire into all offenses which have been committed, and into all violations of law, without fear, favor, or affection. See “Grand Jury.” When a juror is influenced by bias or prejudice, so that there is not sufficient ground for a principal challenge, he may nevertheless be challenged for favor. See “Challenge;” Bac. Abr. “Juries” (E) ; Dig. 50.17. 156. 4; 7 Pet. (U.’S.) 160,

Synonyms of Favor

(Act of kindness), noun

  • accommodation
  • act of generosity
  • act of grace
  • benefaction
  • benejicium
  • benefit
  • benevolence
  • benignity
  • boon
  • bounty
  • charity
  • courtesy
  • friendly turn
  • good deed
  • good service
  • good turn
  • grace
  • indulgence
  • kind act
  • philanthropy

(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

(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


  • 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
  • suffragan
  • support
  • treat differently
  • treat with partiality Associated Concepts: favored beneficiary

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See Also

  • Challenge
  • Prefer
  • Prejudice



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