[ nep-uh-tiz-uhm ]


  1. the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.

Examples of nepotism in a sentence:

  • Janice has no computer or clerical skills so the only way she could have received that position was through nepotism
  • Since Mrs. Blackthorn’s husband is the town mayor, she gets most of the city’s catering opportunities because of nepotism