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Origin of nepotism
Examples from the Web for nepotism
The big twist is that by requesting those documents, Hall did in fact uncover a nepotism problem plaguing UT admissions.The University of Texas’s Machiavellian War on Its Regent|David Davis|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Corruption and nepotism are rampant in the Afghan Army and “it would collapse without U.S. financial support,” the major says.Afghan Diplomat: The Security Agreement Will Be Signed|Jacob Siegel, Sami Yousafzai|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is a brand new work by Lucy Hogg (yes, my wife – nepotism 'r us), from a series documenting how people use art museums.
A Haaretz editorial was more explicit, dubbing the election of Yosef and Lau “a victory for nepotism.”
This is not the first time Sirleaf has been charged with nepotism.Liberia: More Political Woes for Nobel Peace Prize-Winner Sirleaf|Clair MacDougall|July 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The word carnale is to be taken only in the sense of nepotism, as it is plainly so used elsewhere by the ambassador.Lucretia Borgia|Ferdinand Gregorovius
His character stood so high that the reproach of nepotism was never raised by his promotion.The History of Freedom|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
After all, I am rather a believer in nepotism, not too exaggerated.Diplomatic Days|Edith O'Shaughnessy
The nepotism of Sixtus was like water to the strong wine of Alexander's paternal ambition.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
So the charge of nepotism against the chief magistrate was weak.Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Word Origin for nepotism
"favoritism shown to relatives, especially in appointment to high office," 1660s, from French népotisme (1650s), from Italian nepotismo, from nepote "nephew," from Latin nepotem (nominative nepos) "grandson, nephew" (see nephew). Originally, practice of granting privileges to a pope's "nephew" which was a euphemism for his natural son.
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.