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Women are often given preferential treatment in public life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The report recommends easing credit constraints on mortgages of first-time buyers and giving them preferential stamp duty treatment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Securing preferential access can be tricky - as some say he's about to find out in trade talks. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Would BT getting the go-ahead be another case of preferential treatment for the firm? Computing (2010)Voucher does not give preferential right of access. The Sun (2013)Might obese employees need preferential access to car parking? Times, Sunday Times (2014)MPs warned this weekend that preferential deals risked undermining the royal family. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Ola also claimed certain couples get preferential treatment when it comes to routines and song choices. The Sun (2015)This made it a preferential creditor and gave it a crucial seat at the table during the sale talks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This need not be preferential treatment. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Holiday homes available to let for at least 20 weeks a year retain preferential tax status. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Shop around to find preferential terms, some for up to three years after graduation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Labour yesterday denied that 14 million in loans it received from wealthy backers were on preferential terms. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Mortgages Many banks offer preferential mortgage deals to current account holders. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In exchange BeiJing gets preferential trade deals. Times, Sunday Times (2015)No preferential right of access. The Sun (2014)The investors get preferential terms. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Yes, they get preferential treatment. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Britain may not be able to hold on to this preferential access were it to quit the EU. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Make other clubs the least preferential creditors; they know what they're getting into. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You can't say he's treating me differently or giving me preferential treatment. The Sun (2013)He said that there were'clear concerns' about preferential treatment. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Then, they were harnessed to national plans, and granted preferential access to credit and government projects. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You get Air Miles and a bunch of other services like discounts and preferential treatment when reserving flights. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And, in the interests of avoiding charges from his siblings of preferential treatment, the outing turned into a major expedition. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The EU could ease the financial constraints on the weaker members of the eurozone by offering to lend them vast sums of money on preferential terms. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: preferential ADJECTIVE
If you get preferential treatment, you are treated better than other people and therefore have an advantage over them.
Firstborn sons received preferential treatment.
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