WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
spoils sys•tem /ˈspɔɪlz ˌsɪstəm/USA pronunciationn. [countable]
Governmentthe practice in which public offices are filled with supporters of the victorious political party.

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spoils system n
  1. chiefly US the practice of filling appointive public offices with friends and supporters of the ruling political party

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