patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics:
She was accused of nepotism when she made her nephew an officer of the firm.
favouritism shown to relatives or close friends by those with power or influence
“favoritism shown to relatives, especially in appointment to high office,” 1660s, from French népotisme (1650s), from Italian nepotismo, from nepote “nephew,” from Latin nepotem (nominative nepos) “grandson, nephew” (see nephew). Originally, practice of granting privileges to a pope’s “nephew” which was a euphemism for his natural son.
Favoritism granted to relatives or close friends, without regard to their merit. Nepotism usually takes the form of employing relatives or appointing them to high office.
sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve. noun severe spasmodic pain caused by damage to or malfunctioning of a nerve and often following the course of the nerve n. 1807, from Greek neuron “nerve” (see neuro-) + -algia. Probably formed on model of French névralgie (1801). Related: Neuralgic. neuralgia neu·ral·gia (nu-rāl’jə, nyu-) […]
conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural. serving to establish a standard. Psychology. approximately average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment. free from any mental disorder; sane. Biology, Medicine/Medical. free from any infection or other form of disease or malformation, or from experimental therapy or […]
to convert (an element) into an ; combine with oxygen. to cover with a coating of or rust. to take away hydrogen, as by the action of oxygen; add oxygen or any nonmetal. to remove electrons from (an atom or molecule), thereby increasing the valence. Compare (def 12). to become oxidized. (especially of white wine) […]
a person who believes in or is opposed to war or to violence of any kind. a person whose personal belief in causes him or her to refuse being drafted into military service. Compare . . Historical Examples Fascism also transports this anti-pacifist spirit into the life of individuals. Readings on Fascism and National Socialism […]