(noun) “[F]avoritism shown to friends and associates (as by appointing them to positions without regard for their qualifications” (Princeton University 2010).
Audio Pronunciation: (cro·ny·ism)
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- Closely related to nepotism.
- Norhashim, Mariati, and Kamarulzaman Ab Aziz. 2005. “Smart Partnership or Cronyism? A Malaysian Perspective.” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 25 (8): 31-48.
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