Adjective "Meritocracy" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Meritocracy


    Definition:

    1. an elite group of people whose progress is based on ability and talent rather than on class privilege or wealth.

    2. a system in which such persons are rewarded and advanced: The dean believes the educational system should be a meritocracy.

    3. leadership by able and talented persons.

    Examples:

    "controversies can be meritocracy."