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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·tis′tic, nep′o·tis′ti·cal adj.
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
nep•o•tism(ˈnɛp əˌtɪz əm)
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.
favoritism shown to nephews or other relatives, as in politics or business. — nepotist, n. — nepotic, adj.See also: Favoritism
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|Noun||1.||nepotism - favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)|