Part of speech: noun
Origin: British English, 1958
- A government system in which power and advancement is based upon talent and performance rather than birthright or wealth.
- Any organizational structure in which people are judged based on achievement.
Examples of Meritocracy in a sentence
" Democratic elections promote a meritocracy, instead of monarchy
where power is passed down through the family."
" The company has become more of a meritocracy, with regular
performance reviews determining promotions and raises."