Meaning of meritocrat in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɛrɪtəkrat/


  • 1An advocate of a society governed by people selected according to merit.

    • ‘the renowned meritocrat went against his own beliefs by quickly promoting his children’
    1. 1.1A member of a ruling or influential class of educated or able people.
      • ‘a new elite of well-heeled meritocrats’