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Word of the Day 12/29/17 Gerontocracy

Gerontocracy (noun)
gerontocracy [jer-uh n-tok-ruh-see, jeer-]


noun, plural gerontocracies.
1. government by a council of elders.
2. a governing body consisting of old people.
3. a state or government in which old people rule.


Origin: First recorded in 1820-30; geronto- + -cracy

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