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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. favoritism to friends without regard for their qualifications, especially by appointing them to political positions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. favoritism shown to friends and associates (as by appointing them to positions without regard for their qualifications)


crony +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)



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