nepotismnoun [ U ]uk /ˈnep.ə.tɪ.zəm/ us /ˈnep.ə.tɪ.zəm/ formal disapproving
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adjective uk /ˌnep.əˈtɪs.tɪk/ us /ˌnep.əˈtɪs.tɪk/
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