[ nep-uh-tiz-uh m ]
/ ˈnɛp əˌtɪz əm /
patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics: She was accused of nepotism when she made her nephew an officer of the firm.
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OTHER WORDS FROM nepotismne·pot·ic [nuh-pot-ik] /nəˈpɒt ɪk/, nep·o·tis·tic, nep·o·tis·ti·cal, adjectivenep·o·tist, nounan·ti·nep·o·tism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-nepotism
/ (ˈnɛpəˌtɪzəm) /
favouritism shown to relatives or close friends by those with power or influence
Derived forms of nepotismnepotic (nɪˈpɒtɪk) or nepotistic, adjectivenepotist, noun
Word Origin for nepotism
C17: from Italian nepotismo, from nepote nephew, from the former papal practice of granting special favours to nephews or other relatives
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Cultural definitions for anti-nepotism
[ (nep-uh-tiz-uhm) ]
Favoritism granted to relatives or close friends, without regard to their merit. Nepotism usually takes the form of employing relatives or appointing them to high office.
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