nepotism

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Pronunciation[change]

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Noun[change]

Singular
nepotism

Plural
nepotisms

  1. Nepotism is when someone in power unfairly favors a family member. Typically, nepotism happens when family members work together and the older family member gives the younger family additional pay or privileges.
    It was a clear cut case of nepotism when the father hired his incompetent son for the position instead of the more qualified applicants.