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    nep·o·tism


    <input class="au" title="Listen to the pronunciation of nepotism" type="button" /> noun \?ne-p?-?ti-z?m\

    : the unfair practice by a powerful person of giving jobs and other favors to relatives






     




    Full Definition of NEPOTISM



    :  favoritism (as in appointment to a job) based on kinship

    — nep·o·tis·tic <input class="au" title="Listen to the pronunciation of nepotistic" type="button" /> adjective





    Examples of NEPOTISM



    1. Nepotism has hurt the company.




    Origin of NEPOTISM


    French népotisme, from Italian nepotismo, from nepotenephew, from Latin nepot-, nepos grandson, nephew — more at nephew
    First Known Use: 1670





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