Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
nepotism

nep·o·tism

nepotism

 
 
pronunciation:
ne p tih zm
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: favoritism shown to a near relative, as in preferential hiring or patronage.
The governor was accused of nepotism after he hired his inexperienced nephew to fill a top position.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivations: nepotistic (adj.), nepotist (n.)