- Favoritism to people one knows.See also old-boys network.
American business jargon. 2014.
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cronyism — 1840, friendship, from CRONY (Cf. crony) + ISM (Cf. ism). Meaning appointment of friends to important positions, regardless of ability is originally Amer.Eng., from c.1950 … Etymology dictionary
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cronyism — ☆ cronyism [krō′nē iz΄əm ] n. favoritism shown to close friends, esp. in political appointments to office … English World dictionary
Cronyism — Political corruption Corruption Perceptions Index, 2010 … Wikipedia
cronyism — [[t]kro͟ʊniɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you accuse someone in authority of cronyism, you mean that they use their power or authority to get jobs for their friends. [JOURNALISM] … English dictionary
cronyism — noun Date: 1840 partiality to cronies especially as evidenced in the appointment of political hangers on to office without regard to their qualifications … New Collegiate Dictionary
cronyism — /kroh nee iz euhm/, n. the practice of favoring one s close friends, esp. in political appointments. [1830 40; CRONY + ISM] * * * … Universalium
cronyism — noun favoritism to friends without regard for their qualifications, especially by appointing them to political positions … Wiktionary
cronyism — cro|ny|i|sm [ˈkrəuni ızəm US ˈkrou ] n [U] the practice of unfairly giving the best jobs to your friends when you are in a position of power used to show disapproval … Dictionary of contemporary English
cronyism — cro|ny|ism [ krouni,ızəm ] noun uncount the practice of giving jobs and other advantages to friends, especially in politics … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
cronyism — n. preference for relatives or close friends, preferential bias toward friends (especially in politics) … English contemporary dictionary