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nepotism (s) (noun), nepotisms (pl)
1. Favoritism shown to relatives, especially in appointments to desirable or well-paying position: It is a known practice that some heads of countries use nepotism, or preferential treatment, by having their sons or daughters placed in functions with excellent salaries, even though they might not be qualified!
2. Etymology: from Latin nepotem, "nephew"; originally, the practice of granting special privileges to a pope's "nephew" or "nephews".
Favoritism shown to relatives instead of other people.
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Positions granted to family members in high political positions.
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Showing favoritism to nephews or other relatives.
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Giving positions of importance to nephews or other family members.
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This entry is located in the following units: -ism, -ismus (page 37) nepot-, nepo- (page 1)
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(Latin: nephew; grandson, grandchild; descendant [family member]; nepotism, et al.)