cronyism(redirected from cronyisms)
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Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the practice of appointing friends to high-level, esp political, posts regardless of their suitability
cro•ny•ism(ˈkroʊ niˌɪz əm)
the practice of favoring one's close friends, esp. in political appointments.
favoritism, especially in the giving of political appointments.See also: Politics
The practice of appointing friends or supporters to political office irrespective of their abilities.