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favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)

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Japanese monkeys, for example, are altruistic nepotists: they defend their own young, but not the troop as a whole.
She's had five kids while throwing out the crooks and nepotists. And now she has a 17-year-old pregnant daughter engaged to a strapping 18-yearold hockey player in one of the few places left in America where a young man with a strong back can support a family.
The nation had good reasons for leaving in 1984: Then-Director-General Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow of Senegal had assembled at its Paris headquarters a bloated army of cronies and nepotists far more interested in snagging lunch reservations at La Tour D'Argent than carrying out the charter of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.