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nepotism Explained

nepotism at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


nepotism at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1662, from Fr. n?potisme, from It. nepotismo, from nepote "nephew," from L. nepotem (nom. nepos) "grandson, nephew." Originally, privileges granted to a pope's "nephew" (see nephew). ///

nepotism at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1600-1700; Language: French; Origin: nepotisme, from Latin nepos; NEPHEW]// 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/nep[hA353]t[hA366]st[hA366]k[hA36B]/ adj // cronyism// jobs for the boys at job(15)//

nepotism at Swedish => english Of Explained:


NEPOTISM at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

lkativeluo2subordinate in a gang of banditsluo1 suo1(adv) talkative
(adj) multi

nepotism at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

27 Moby Thesaurus words for "nepotism":
bias, boodle, campaign contribution, campaign fund, discrimination,
favoritism, graft, inclination, inequality, interest, involvement,
leaning, one-sidedness, parti pris, partiality, partisanism,
partisanship, preference, preferential treatment, public tit,
public trough, slush fund, spoils of office, spoils system,
undetachment, undispassionateness, unneutrality

nepotism at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Consanguinity): consanguinity, relationship, kindred, blood, parentage, paternity, affiliation, lineage, connection, alliance, family connection, family tie, ties of blood, nepotism, kinsman, kinfolk, kith and kin, relation, relative, connection, sibling, next of kin, near relation, distant relation, one's own flesh and blood, family, fraternity, brotherhood, sisterhood.

[N] (Wrong): wrong, unreasonableness, grievance, shame, injustice, tort , unfairness, iniquity, foul play, partiality, leaning, bias, favor, favoritism, nepotism, partisanship, wrongdoing, vice, unlawfulness.

nepotism at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] (disapproving) giving unfair advantages to your own family if you are in a position of power, especially by giving them jobs

Nepotism at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Nepotism \Nep"o*tism\ (?; 277), n. [L. nepus, nepotus, nephew:
cf. F. n['e]potisme. See {Nephew}.]
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.

nepotism at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

nepotism at English (WD) Of Explained:

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From Inter: etyl » it Inter: term » nepotismo|lang=it, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » nepos|nepōs|nephew|lang=la, a reference to the practice of popes appointing relatives (most often nephews) as cardinals during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.


* Inter: a » RP|US Inter: IPA » /ˈnɛp.ə.tɪ.zəm/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"nEp.@.tI.z@m/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-nepotism.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-noun » s|-

  • The favoring of relatives or personal friends because of their relationship rather than because of their abilities.
    1. : Inter: usex » Nepotism can get you very far in the world if you've got the right connections.
    2. Inter: quote-news » year=2006|url=,dwp_uuid=9c33700c-4c86-11da-89df-0000779e2340.html|date=September 27|passage=Mr Chen - a member of the national politburo as well as the Shanghai boss - is accused of nepotism and corruption on a grand scale: protecting political allies, granting preferment to his family and looting Shanghai's pension fund.|work=Financial Times|title=China airbrushes Chen


      * meritocracy

  • merit system

    Coordinate terms

    * cronyism

    Related terms

    * nepotistic, nepotistical


    Inter: trans-top » favoring of relatives or personal friends
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|шуробадженащина|f|tr=shurobadjenashtina
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|nepotisme|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|偏袒|tr=piāntǎn|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|nepotismus|m, Inter: t- » cs|nepotizmus|m
  • Dutch: nepotisme {{n}}, vriendjespolitiek
  • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|nepotismo
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|nepotismi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|népotisme|m, Inter: t+ » fr|copinage|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Nepotismus|m, Inter: t- » de|Vetternwirtschaft|f
  • Hebrew: נפוטיזם (nepotizm) {{m}}
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|frændhygli|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|nepotismo
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|nepotismo|m
    • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|ញាតិមិត្តនិយម|tr=nheat mit niyom|sc=Khmr
    • Mandinka: baadinfaasaa
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|nepotyzm|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|nepotismo|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|nepotism|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|непотизм|m|tr=nepotízm, Inter: t+ » ru|кумовство|n|tr=kumovstvó
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|nepotismo|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|nepotism|c, Inter: t- » sv|svågerpolitik|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|kayırmak

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * pimentos
    Category: Category:English nouns ending in "-ism" -



    Inter: etyl » la|ro Inter: term » nepos


    Inter: ro-noun » n
  • nepotism

    Related terms

    * nepot
    • nepoată
    • nepoțel
    • nepoțică
    • nepoție

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