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meritocracy

noun
     
Related topics: Policies, Sociology
mer‧i‧toc‧ra‧cy plural meritocracies [countable]
1PPPSS a social system that gives the greatest power and highest social positions to people with the most ability
2

the meritocracy

PPGSS the people who have power in a meritocracy
meritocratic adjective

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