meritocracy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n meritocracy the belief that rulers should be chosen for their superior abilities and not because of their wealth or birth
    • n meritocracy a form of social system in which power goes to those with superior intellects
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Usage

In literature:

Which leads us to the death of meritocracy and why this region's future is behind it.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
The sixties were the highwater meritocracy from the foremost "me decade".
"Coming to Grips with White Knuckles" by Paul Cameron Brown
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In news:

ALLISON K SCHIEFFELIN seems an unlikely suspect to have set fire to Morgan Stanley's carefully constructed image as a bastion of Wall Street professionalism and a true meritocracy.
Silicon Valley Is Not a Meritocracy (and It's a Good Thing, Too).
What Airline Pilots Can Teach Us About Reforming the Meritocracy .
How Meritocracy Is Failing America.
A question of meritocracy .
"Lin-sanity": Diversity in a Meritocracy .
Race, meritocracy and Silicon Valley.
The Tyranny of Meritocracy .
A debate about meritocracy in America.
The myths of the "self-made man" and meritocracy .
The Fable Of Market Meritocracy .
The Myth of the Meritocracy .
Political meritocracy and Chinese political culture.
Meritocracy and the Chinese Communist Party.
The Secret History of the American Meritocracy.
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