Nepotism

Definition of Nepotism

Nep´o`tism
n.1.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.
From nepotism Alexander V. was safe; for he was without kindred or relatives. But there was another perhaps more fatal nepotism, which turned the tide of popularity against him - the nepotism of his order.
- Milman.

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boodle, campaign contribution, campaign fund, discrimination, favoritism, graft, inclination, inequality, interest, involvement, leaning, one-sidedness, parti pris, partisanism, partisanship, preference, preferential treatment, public tit, public trough, slush fund, spoils of office, spoils system, undetachment, undispassionateness, unneutrality
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