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  • adj. Pertaining to a meritocracy.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to meritocracy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or characteristic of a meritocracy

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Examples

  • If Crozier's subject matter seems rather specialized, he utilizes razor-sharp dialogue to make sure his broader points are made-mainly about hierarchic power struggles, the dubious nature of so-called meritocratic hiring practices and the phoniness that can lie beneath political correctness.

    NashvilleScene.com

  • The Confucian view is that political leaders should be the most talented and public-spirited members of the community, and the process of choosing such leaders should be meritocratic, meaning that there should be equal opportunity for the best to rise to the top.

    Confucianism vs. Irrational Voters, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Daniel A. Bell writes, The Confucian view is that political leaders should be the most talented and public-spirited members of the community, and the process of choosing such leaders should be meritocratic, meaning that there should be equal opportunity for...

    EconLog: Political Economy Archives

  • Daniel A. Bell writes, The Confucian view is that political leaders should be the most talented and public-spirited members of the community, and the process of choosing such leaders should be meritocratic, meaning that there should be equal opportunity for ...

    EconLog: June 2007 Archives

  • But fear of a conventional elite should not deter us from the kind of meritocratic elitism required if one is to found and maintain an open society- yes, a world which offers vastly increased ability to learn and travel, vastly increased freedom and prosperity- and more than anything, which gives us the chance of a true interior life of oneĀ“s own.

    Ladies and gentlemen, the Libertarian Party candidate for the President of the United States of America

  • Trying to topple the system that helped bring him to power, he says he wants to create a "meritocratic" Malaysia better equipped to win foreign investors as multinational companies look beyond China and its rising land and labor costs for production bases across Southeast Asia.

    Where a Leg Up Has Been a Letdown

  • If anyone has an over-inflated sense of entitlement it would be the groups that have, in the last century, made significant gains in power and influence: The 'meritocratic' elitists who got where they are today on the largesse of WASP founded and funded institutions like the Ivy League, hard work, and a generous helping of luck.

    Jamie Johnson: The Rising Cachet of Declining Wasps: Jamie Johnson

  • The right wing wants an authoritarian, force-based, racist, national-imperialist capitalism; the left wing wants a more subtle, internationalist, "meritocratic" capitalism.

    The Barefoot Bum

  • What we have not had is the kind of meritocratic elite necessary for the task of the fulfillment of the country's full potential.

    Kottu

  • The word "meritocratic" is used a bit too often in the report (and it sounds like Ron).

    Planet-F1 News - News

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