Adjective "Meritocratic" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Meritocratic


    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.

    Origin:
    meritocracy

    Examples:

    "structures can be meritocratic."

    "policies can be meritocratic."

    "democracies can be meritocratic."