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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: népotisme, from Latin nepos; NEPHEW

nepotism

noun
     
Related topics: Employment
nep‧o‧tis‧m [uncountable]
BE the practice of unfairly giving the best jobs to members of your family when you are in a position of power:
allegations of nepotism and corruption
nepotistic adjective
cronyism

➔ jobs for the boys

at job (15)

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