Definition of NEPOTISM

Definition of NEPOTISM

: favoritism (as in appointment to a job) based on kinship nep·o·tis·tic adjective

Examples of NEPOTISM

  1. Nepotism has hurt the company.

Origin of NEPOTISM

French népotisme, from Italian nepotismo, from nepote nephew, from Latin nepot-, nepos grandson, nephew — more at nephewFirst Known Use: 1670

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