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English definition of “cronyism”

cronyism

noun [U]     /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 experience Unfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness
(Definition of cronyism noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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