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Definitions for nepotism
ˈnɛp əˌtɪz əmnepo·tism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nepotism(noun)

    favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nepotism(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [L. nepus, nepotus, nephew: cf. F. npotisme. See Nephew.]

Freebase

  1. Nepotism

    Nepotism is favoritism granted to relatives regardless of merit. The word nepotism is from the Latin word nepos, nepotis, from which modern Romanian nepot and Italian nipote and Catalan nebot, "nephew" or "grandchild" are also descended. For example, Romanian Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu filled the top posts in the country and the ruling Party with his siblings, nephews, nieces, and in-laws, as well as giving increasing power to his wife, Elena—she officially held the title of Deputy Prime Minister, and by the early 1980s she was placed in charge of the country when Nicolae was away on tours abroad.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nepotism

    nep′o-tizm, n. undue favouritism to one's relations, as in the bestowal of patronage.—adjs. Nepot′ic, Nepō′tious.—n. Nep′otist, one who practises nepotism. [L. nepos, nepotis, a grandson.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nepotism in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nepotism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of nepotism in a Sentence

  1. Sean Maloney:

    It's nepotism and the public deserves to know what the truth is.

  2. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    **(C)(P)- NEPOTISM AND DESPOTISM WILL LASTS ONLY FOR A SHORT WHILE. FOR LIKE A DEAD FISH IN THE HEAT OF THE MID-DAY SUN IT IS BOUND TO ROT AND SPOIL

  3. Felicity Huffman:

    One can help your children in this business, and the nepotism works, and I have no problems with it, if I can give them a leg up, I absolutely would. It's a great way to make a living. It really is.

  4. Ivanka Trump:

    I've heard a lot of names. I've heard Ivanka. How good would Ivanka be ? i think Ivanka would be incredible but it doesn't mean I'd pick her. Because I'd be accused of nepotism even though I'm not sure there's anybody more competent in the world.

  5. Ivanka Trump:

    I've heard a lot of names. I've heard Ivanka. How good would Ivanka be ? i think Ivanka would be incredible, but it doesn't mean I'd pick her. Because I'd be accused of nepotism even though I'm not sure there's anybody more competent in the world.

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