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cronyism

noun [U] uk   /ˈkrəʊ.ni.ɪzm/ us    /ˈkroʊ-/ disapproving
the situation in which someone important gives jobs to friends rather than to independent people who have the necessary skills and experienceUnfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness
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