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Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the practice of appointing friends to high-level, esp political, posts regardless of their suitability
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cro•ny•ism(ˈkroʊ niˌɪz əm)
the practice of favoring one's close friends, esp. in political appointments.
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favoritism, especially in the giving of political appointments.See also: Politics
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The practice of appointing friends or supporters to political office irrespective of their abilities.
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|Noun||1.||cronyism - favoritism shown to friends and associates (as by appointing them to positions without regard for their qualifications)|
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cronyism[ˈkrəʊnɪɪzəm] N → amiguismo m
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