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.
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CRONYISM Defined for English Language Learners
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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