cronyism

[ kroh-nee-iz-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF cronyism
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These two plagues – cronyism and nepotism – haunt public procurement.

And corruption was both rife and rampant – nepotism, cronyism, outright bribery.

WORD ORIGIN

1840, "friendship," from crony + -ism. Meaning "appointment of friends to important positions, regardless of ability" is originally American English, from c.1950.

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