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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.
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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
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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.
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nepotism

favoritism shown to nephews or other relatives, as in politics or business. — nepotist, n. — nepotic, adj.
See also: Favoritism
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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
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nepotism

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

nepotism

[ˈnepətɪzəm] Nnepotismo m
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nepotism

[ˈnɛpətɪzm] nnépotisme m
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nepotism

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nepotism

[ˈnɛpətɪzm] nnepotismo
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