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.
"structures can be meritocratic."
"policies can be meritocratic."
"democracies can be meritocratic."
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