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noun as in favoritism

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This brought forth elements of partiality and nepotism that eroded the military effectiveness of Mamluks in the long run.

Despite charges of nepotism, the younger Menendez has only attracted minor primary opposition, so he’ll likely be the district’s next representative.

Nepotism and connections give certain coaches a leg up on others, while upward mobility appears inexplicably easier for those who didn’t play at a high level than for those who did.

He recently came under fire, accused of nepotism for awarding PPE contracts to a fashion company that pays his son to show its clothes on his Instagram channel.

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The big twist is that by requesting those documents, Hall did in fact uncover a nepotism problem plaguing UT admissions.

Corruption and nepotism are rampant in the Afghan Army and “it would collapse without U.S. financial support,” the major says.

This is a brand new work by Lucy Hogg (yes,  my wife – nepotism 'r us), from a series documenting how people use art museums.

A Haaretz editorial was more explicit, dubbing the election of Yosef and Lau “a victory for nepotism.”

This is not the first time Sirleaf has been charged with nepotism.

But Dredge was only thirty-four, and some people seemed to feel that there was a kind of deflected nepotism in Lanfear's choice.

He exposed the nepotism of bishops, the worldliness of clergymen, and the indifference of Church-people to religion in general.

Home is the nest of nefarious nepotism, and between that and disparaging prejudice, countless youths go to the devil.

In the Sacred College as elsewhere nepotism and an exaggerated estimate of temporal interests were rife.

The influence of nepotism on sub-infeudation, in the case of ecclesiastical fiefs, is too important to be passed over.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nepotism, such as: bias, discrimination, inequity, partisanship, partiality, and preference.

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