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n. pl. mer·i·toc·ra·cies
1. A system in which advancement is based on individual ability or achievement.
a. A group of leaders or officeholders selected on the basis of individual ability or achievement.
b. Leadership by such a group.
mer′it·o·crat′ (-ĭ-tə-krăt′) n.
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n, pl -cies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) rule by persons chosen not because of birth or wealth, but for their superior talents or intellect
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the persons constituting such a group
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a social system formed on such a basis
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mer•i•toc•ra•cy(ˌmɛr ɪˈtɒk rə si)
n., pl. -cies.
1. a system in which able and talented persons are rewarded and advanced.
2. an elite group of able and talented persons.
3. leadership by such a group.
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a powerful class composed of people who have achieved position on the basis of their merit rather than by birth or privilege. — meritocrat, n.See also: Society
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A society in which people acquire status through their achievements or abilities.
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|Noun||1.||meritocracy - a form of social system in which power goes to those with superior intellects|
social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure - the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships; "the social organization of England and America is very different"; "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"
|2.||meritocracy - the belief that rulers should be chosen for their superior abilities and not because of their wealth or birth|
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meritocracy[ˌmerɪˈtɒkrəsɪ] N → meritocracia f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
meritocracy[ˌmɛrɪˈtɒkrəsi] n → méritocratie fmerit system n (US) → système m d'évaluation au mérite
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Leistungsgesellschaft f, → Meritokratie f (geh)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
meritocracy[ˌmɛrɪˈtɒkrəsɪ] n → meritocrazia
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