Definition of “nepotism” - English Dictionary

“nepotism” in British English

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nepotismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈnep.ə.tɪ.zəm/ us /ˈnep.ə.tɪ.zəm/ formal disapproving

(Definition of “nepotism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“nepotism” in American English

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nepotismnoun [ U ]

us /ˈnep·əˌtɪz·əm/

the activity of unfairly giving good jobs or advantages to members of your family

(Definition of “nepotism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“nepotism” in Business English

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nepotismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈnepətɪzəm/ us

the use of power or influence to get good jobs or unfair advantages for members of your own family:

He resigned amid allegations of nepotism and petty corruption.
nepotistic
adjective

She denied that the appointment was nepotistic.

(Definition of “nepotism” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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