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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Wasta and British Academia The UK is still an old boys school-network in some industries: "Lamentably, academia is the last bastion of the nepotists.
political profiteers, the men in the high and low places that seek bribes and demand ten percent, those that seek to keep the country divided permanently so that they can remain in office as ministers an$ VIPs of waste, the tribalists, the nepotists, those that make the country look big for nothing before international circles, those that have corrupted our society and put the Nigerian political calendar back by their words" (cited in Ihonvbere and Shaw, 1998).
The man is a card-carrying member of Nepotists United, and he absolutely typifies everything that is wrong in this banana republic of ours.