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meritocracy

mer·i·toc·ra·cy

meritocracy

 
pronunciation:
me rih ta kr si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: meritocracies
definition: a system in which people attain power, influence, and wealth because of their intellectual abilities rather than because of their class status or family lineage.
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