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Latin. n. Favor, goodwill, bias, applause. Bias partiality; lenity; prejudice. Grace; indulgence; prejudice. The grand jury is sworn to inquire into all offenses which have been committed, and of 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.

 - n. Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will. The act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending. A kind act or office; kindness done or granted; benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good will, as distinct from justice or remuneration. Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity. The object of regard; person or thing favored. A gift or represent; something bestowed as an evidence of good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding. Appearance; look; countenance; face. (Law) Partiality; bias. A letter or epistle; ...

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