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Related to spoils system: Rotation in office
The postelection practice of rewarding loyal supporters of the winning candidates and party with appointive public offices.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly US the practice of filling appointive public offices with friends and supporters of the ruling political party. Compare merit system
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the practice in which nonelective public offices are filled with supporters of the victorious political party.
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The practice engaged in by a newly-elected government of rewarding its supporters with appointments to government office.
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|Noun||1.||spoils system - the system of employing and promoting civil servants who are friends and supporters of the group in power|
system of rules, system - a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
merit system - the system of employing and promoting civil servants on the basis of ability
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n (US Pol) → Ämterpatronage f, → Filzokratie f (inf)
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