Definition of cronyism
: partiality to cronies especially as evidenced in the appointment of political hangers-on to office without regard to their qualifications
Examples of cronyism in a Sentence
The mayor has been accused of cronyism.
Recent Examples of cronyism from the Web
And that isn't even getting into the web of obfuscations, cronyism and incompetence that has tainted the Trump team from the earliest days of the campaign.
Protect our state park, protect the integrity of our state park system and stand up to political cronyism.
Information in the document cites cronyism as the cause of the falsification and the FAA’s failure to properly do its job in conducting oversight of Southwest and other airlines.
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Definition of cronyism for English Language Learners
: the unfair practice by a powerful person (such as a politician) of giving jobs and other favors to friends
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