nepotism

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The favoring of relatives or personal friends because of their relationship rather than because of their abilities

Nepotism can get you very far in the world if you've got the right connections.

{n} a fondness or affection for nephews
Appointing relatives to offices without regarding ability
favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)
\NEP-uh-tiz-um\, noun: Favoritism shown to members of one's family, as in business; bestowal of patronage in consideration of relationship, rather than of merit or of legal claim
n Appointing your grandmother to office for the good of the party
Patronage bestowed by public officers in consideration of a family relationship and not merit
Favoritism shown on the basis of {fleshly} relationship, e g , in granting an appointment of responsibility, or in rendering a biased judgment Remarkably, although this is rarely a problem among Jehovah's Witnesses, who are known universally for their fairness and impartiality, one European brother tells me an entire congregation in his city was dissolved because of nepotism some years ago <<The presiding overseer abstained from the vote to recommend his son as an elder in order to avoid influencing others to make a decision based on nepotism >>
The practice of showing favor to relatives in preference to other qualified persons in conferring such benefits as the awarding of contracts, granting of special prices, promotions to various ranks, etc
In generational garbage collection nepotism is the tendency for dead objects in old generations to preserve younger dead objects that are referenced by them In other words, dead parents can cause their children to get promoted This happens when an object gets promoted to an old generation and dies there, but does not get reclaimed because the generation it is in does not get considered for garbage collection very often The old object might refer to objects in younger generations that are also dead; until the old object is reclaimed the younger objects will be preserved by virtue of the reference from the older, assumed alive, object This is a form of floating garbage introduced by partitioning the objects into generations
favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship or friendship; often noted in business and politics
An unjust elevation of our own kinsmen to places of wealth and trust at our disposal (Latin, nepos, a nephew or kinsman )
disapproval Nepotism is the unfair use of power in order to get jobs or other benefits for your family or friends. Many will regard his appointment as the kind of nepotism British banking ought to avoid. the practice of unfairly giving the best jobs to members of your family when you are in a position of power (népotisme, from nepos; NEPHEW)
The political response in which favoritism is shown to relatives or cronies in delegating authority
{i} granting of favors to relatives; favoritism shown to relatives (especially in securing jobs)
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
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Of or pertaining to nepotism; favoring relatives because of their relationship rather than their abilities
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{s} showing favoritism towards family members (especially as in business or in securing jobs)
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