Definition of Nepotism

1. Noun. Favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs).




Definition of Nepotism

1. n. Undue attachment to relations; favoritism shown to members of one's family; bestowal of patronage in consideration of relationship, rather than of merit or of legal claim.

Definition of Nepotism

1. Noun. The favoring of relatives or personal friends because of their relationship rather than because of their abilities. ¹

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Definition of Nepotism

1. favoritism shown to a relative [n -S] : NEPOTIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nepotism

nephrotoxins
nephrotrophic
nephrotropic
nephrotuberculosis
nephroureterectomy
nephroureterocystectomy
nephs
nephthytis
nepiology
nepionic
nepit
nepitella
nepits
nepotal
nepotic
nepotism (current term)
nepotisms
nepotist
nepotistic
nepotistical
nepotistically
nepotists
nepovirus
neprilysin
neps
nepskoeite
neptune
neptunian
neptunicentric
neptunist

Literary usage of Nepotism

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"One of these paths was the precipitous one of nepotism, which led to the most hazardous aberrations. It has been maintained by contemporaries of this Pope, ..."

2. The Papal Conclaves, as They Were and as They are by Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1876)
"Fabio; Chigi, Alexander VII.—His character.—His modified nepotism. ... Curious Connection between these phenomena and tho decrease of nepotism. ..."

3. The Papal Conclaves, as They Were and as They are by Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1876)
"His modified nepotism. —Difficulty of entirely abolishing nepotism. ... Curious Connection between these phenomena and the decrease of nepotism. ..."

4. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1908)
"As to such a policy of nepotism as was pursued by * The reaction against the traditional conviction of the nepotism of Leo X., held by Ranke and Gregorovius ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... of his grandnephews, whom he had himself educated and whom he loved dearly, but he had such an aversion for nepotism that he firmly refused the request. ..."

6. Native Life in Travancore by Samuel Mateer (1883)
"nepotism. THE indigenous inhabitants of the Malabar Coast may be referred to ... Amongst these may be named polyandry, polygamy, and nepotism in domestic ..."

7. Native Life in Travancore by Samuel Mateer (1883)
"nepotism. THE indigenous inhabitants of the Malabar Coast may be referred to ... Amongst these may be named polyandry, polygamy, and nepotism in domestic ..."

8. Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson by Gideon Welles (1911)
"... among the Radicals — General Dbc resigns as Minister to France — Hawley urged for Grant's Cabinet — The Panama Canal Treaty — Grant's nepotism — Simeon ..."

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