bossism

[ baw-siz-uhm, bos-iz- ]
/ ˈbɔ sɪz əm, ˈbɒs ɪz- /

noun

control by bosses, especially political bosses.

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Origin of bossism

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; boss1 + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for bossism

bossism
/ (ˈbɒsˌɪzəm) /

noun

US the domination or the system of domination of political organizations by bosses
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