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Sunday, April 08 2001

The dict-ified word of the day is nepotism

| source : web1913 | Nepotism \Nep"o*tism\ (?; 277), n. [L. nepus, nepotus, nephew: cf. F. n['e]potisme. See {Nephew}.] Undue attachment to relations; favoritism shown to members of one's family; bestowal of patronage in consideration of relationship, rather than of merit or of legal claim. From nepotism Alexander V. was safe; for he was without kindred or relatives. But there was another perhaps more fatal nepotism, which turned the tide of popularity against him -- the nepotism of his order. --Milman. | source : wn | nepotism n : favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs) | source : devils | NEPOTISM, n. Appointing your grandmother to office for the good of the party.

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