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nepotism

noun [U] uk   /ˈnep.ə.tɪ.zəm/ formal disapproving us  
the act of using your power or influence to get good jobs or unfair advantages for members of your own family: He was guilty of nepotism and corruption.
nepotistic
adjective uk   /ˌnep.əˈtɪs.tɪk/ us  
Translations of “nepotism”
in Chinese (Traditional) 任人唯親, 裙帶關係…
in Chinese (Simplified) 任人唯亲, 裙带关系…
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