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Definition of gerontocracy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gerontocracy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌdʒerənˈtɒkrəsi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒerənˈtɑːkrəsi//
 
(pl. gerontocracies) [countable, uncountable]
 
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a state, society or group governed by old people; government by old people Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Greek gerōn, geront- ‘old man’ + -cracy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gerontocracy