Definition of cronyism in English:


Syllabification: cro·ny·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈkrōnēˌizəm


  • The appointment of friends and associates to positions of authority, without proper regard to their qualifications.
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    • 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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