nepotism


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nep·o·tism

 (nĕp′ə-tĭz′əm)
n.
Favoritism shown or patronage granted to relatives, as in business.

[French népotisme, from Italian nepotismo, from nepote, nephew, from Latin nepōs, nepōt-; see nepōt- in Indo-European roots.]

nep′o·tist n.
nep′o·tis′tic, nep′o·tis′ti·cal adj.

nepotism

(ˈnɛpəˌtɪzəm)
n
favouritism shown to relatives or close friends by those with power or influence
[C17: from Italian nepotismo, from nepote nephew, from the former papal practice of granting special favours to nephews or other relatives]
nepotic, ˌnepoˈtistic adj
ˈnepotist n

nep•o•tism

(ˈnɛp əˌtɪz əm)

n.
patronage or favoritism based on family relationship.
[1655–65; < Italian nepotismo. See nephew]
ne•pot•ic (nəˈpɒt ɪk) nep`o•tis′tic, nep`o•tis′ti•cal, adj.
nep′o•tist, n.

nepotism

favoritism shown to nephews or other relatives, as in politics or business. — nepotist, n. — nepotic, adj.
See also: Favoritism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nepotism - favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)
discrimination, favoritism, favouritism - unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice

nepotism

noun favouritism, bias, patronage, preferential treatment, partiality They protested at what they described as nepotism and corruption in the government.
Translations
nepotismusnepotizmus
nepotismsvågerpolitik

nepotism

[ˈnepətɪzəm] Nnepotismo m

nepotism

[ˈnɛpətɪzm] nnépotisme m

nepotism

nepotism

[ˈnɛpətɪzm] nnepotismo
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The word Nepotism is from Latin word nepos , meaning nephew.
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