cronyism


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cro·ny·ism

 (krō′nē-ĭz′əm)
n.
Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office.

cronyism

(ˈkrəʊnɪˌɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the practice of appointing friends to high-level, esp political, posts regardless of their suitability

cro•ny•ism

(ˈkroʊ niˌɪz əm)

n.
the practice of favoring one's close friends, esp. in political appointments.
[1830–40]

cronyism

favoritism, especially in the giving of political appointments.
See also: Politics

cronyism

The practice of appointing friends or supporters to political office irrespective of their abilities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cronyism - favoritism shown to friends and associates (as by appointing them to positions without regard for their qualifications)
discrimination, favoritism, favouritism - unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
Translations

cronyism

[ˈkrəʊnɪɪzəm] Namiguismo m

cronyism

[ˈkrəʊniɪzəm] ncopinage m
political cronyism → copinage m politique

cronyism

n no pl (pej)Vetternwirtschaft f (pej)
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