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.
Yet those in the Weiss camp say such a decision would be tinged with nepotism.
Sony’s Family Saga Peter Lauria May 11, 2010
Guilty of bullying and nepotism if not petty corruption, Palin was never a model public servant.
The Year in Palin The Daily Beast August 27, 2009
This is not the first time Sirleaf has been charged with nepotism.
Liberia: More Political Woes for Nobel Peace Prize-Winner Sirleaf Clair MacDougall June 30, 2012
At the same time, established parties are turning to nepotism.
5 Things We Get Wrong About India Patrick French June 6, 2011
Over the next few years I continued to wage a self-righteous war against this act of nepotism.
Mea Culpa, Kiddo Marty Beckerman August 13, 2009
It’s the most complete system of nepotism since the aforementioned Florentine days.
Diplomatic Days Edith O’Shaughnessy
American nepotism puts to shame the one practised in Europe.
Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 Adam Gurowski
Though probably not personally avaricious, he was justly accused of nepotism.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2 Various
So the charge of nepotism against the chief magistrate was weak.
Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Innocent was a strong and earnest man of monastic temperament, but not altogether free from nepotism.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5 Various
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.
destroying, inhibiting, or preventing the growth or spread of neoplasms. an antineoplastic substance. antineoplastic an·ti·ne·o·plas·tic (ān’tē-nē’ə-plās’tĭk, ān’tī-) adj. Preventing the development, maturation, or spread of neoplastic cells. an’ti·ne’o·plas’tic n.
inflammation of a nerve. continuous pain in a nerve, associated with paralysis and sensory disturbances. Historical Examples neuritis is a form of rheumatism or gout which involves the nerves. The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28 Various “You have neuritis when you catch cold in the wind, and you know it,” he told her. The […]
sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve. Historical Examples The operation is a difficult and serious one, but the results are satisfactory so far as the cure of the neuralgia is concerned. Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles Added to which it gave him neuralgia; while the strong tea gave […]
not taking part or giving assistance in a dispute or war between others: a neutral nation during World War II. not aligned with or supporting any side or position in a controversy: The arbitrator was absolutely neutral. of or belonging to a neutral state or party: neutral territory. of no particular kind, characteristics, etc.; indefinite: […]