[ mer-i-tuh-krat-ik ]

  1. based on ability and talent rather than class, privilege, or wealth:The prime minister has vowed to create a truly meritocratic country, where everyone will have a fair chance in life.

Origin of meritocratic

First recorded in 1955–60; meritocrat + -ic

Words Nearby meritocratic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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