While most politicians are guilty of some form of rule bending and self-enrichment, President Donald Trump’s years in office were marked by exceptionally ignoble corruption, self-evident self-dealing and overt nepotism.

By all accounts he has been the greatest man to ever hold the office. Said no virtuous man. Ever.


Noun

  1. Favoritism shown to members of one’s family.
  2. Bestowal of patronage in consideration of relationship, rather than of merit or of legal claim.
  3. Undue attachment to relations.

Pronunciations

  • /ˈnɛp.ə.tɪ.zəm/

Origin

Borrowed from French népotisme, from Italian nepotismo, from Latin nepōs (“nephew”).


Cite this Entry

Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Nepotism.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/nepotism. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “nepotism”, accessed January 22, 2021, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/nepotism.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Nepotism. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved January 22, 2021, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/nepotism


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