Definition of cronyism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrōnēˌizəm/


The appointment of friends and associates to positions of authority, without proper regard to their qualifications.
Example sentences
  • This is a government for the insiders, for political appointments and cronyism.
  • He announced that reform will indeed happen and there will be an end to cronyism in the appointment of judges.
  • Being from Chicago I can tell you that I have seen quite a bit of political corruption and cronyism.

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Syllabification: cro·ny·ism

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