gerontocracy[jer′ən tä′krə sē]
gerontocracy definition by Webster's New World
- government by old men
- pl. gerontocracies a governing group composed of old men
Origin: altered (modeled on -cracy) ; from French gérontocratie ; from Classical Greek geronto- (see gerontology) plush -kratia, -cracy
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- gerontocratic adjective
gerontocracy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. ger·on·toc·ra·cies
- Government based on rule by elders.
- A governing group of elders.
- ge·ronˈto·cratˌ noun
- ge·ronˌto·cratˈic adjective
gerontocracy - Cultural Definition
A society ruled by elders.