Saturday, 7 January 2012

Entry:   nepotistic (adj.)

Definition: Relating to, resulting from, or characterized by nepotism.  


If you didn’t find that all too helpful, then nepotism (n):  The showing of special favour or unfair preference to a relative in conferring a position, job, privilege, etc.; spec. such favour or preference shown to an illegitimate son by a pope or other high-ranking ecclesiastic.

    


Other:   Interestingly, the first record of usage of the adjective according to the OED is 1883.  How the hell did anyone get a job in 1882?

SNOOT score:  1

Page:  10

Source:  Oxford English Dictionary

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