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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A political system governed by old men.

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  • Perhaps because of this, analysts are increasingly inclined to use the word gerontocracy to define our form of government.
  • The word gerontocracy has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year, including on Nov. 22 in "Saudi King Is Heading to U.S. for Medical Care," by Reuters:
  • The Turks believe that the era of political dinosaurs is gone and want to end what it refers to as 'gerontocracy' that has held the political reins of power since...
  • But a world of portable minds will be more turbulent than a simple gerontocracy. for more
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