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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.
mer′it·o·crat′ic adj.
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Adj.1.meritocratic - relating to or characteristic of a meritocracy; "meritocratic society"


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