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nepotism

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disapproving the unfair practice by a powerful person of giving jobs and other favors to relatives
  • Nepotism by the owner has hurt the company because the new executives are not qualifed for their jobs.

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The first known use of nepotism was in 1670

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“Nepotism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nepotism. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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