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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To favor a relative, especially in regard to political office.

Usage examples (37)
  • nepotism, n. Appointing your grandmother to office for the good of the party.
  • The term "nepotism" comes from the Italian nepote -- 'nephew.'
  • But in fact, the word "nepotism" comes from the Italian of the 16th or 15th century, "nepotismo (ph)," or "nipotismo (ph)."
  • Ever increasing nepotism is crippling this country. for more
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