Gerontocratic



[jer-uh n-tok-ruh-see, jeer-] /ˌdʒɛr ənˈtɒk rə si, ˌdʒɪər-/

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.
/ˌdʒɛrɒnˈtɒkrəsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
government by old people
2.
a governing body of old people
n.

rule by old men, 1830, from Greek geront-, from geron “old man” (see gerontology) + kratia “rule” (see -cracy). Related: Gerontocratic.
gerontocracy [(jer-uhn-tok-ruh-see)]

A society ruled by elders.

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