gerontocracy

(noun) “[A] type of social structure wherein the power is held by a society’s oldest members” (OpenStax College 2012).

Audio Pronunciation: (ger·on·toc·ra·cy)

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: gerontocracies

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References

OpenStax College. 2012. Challenges Facing the Elderly. Connexions, May 18, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42880/1.2/).