Meritocrat



[mer-i-tuh-krat] /ˈmɛr ɪ təˌkræt/

noun
1.
a member of a .

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    [mer-i-tok-ruh-see] /ˌmɛr ɪˈtɒk rə si/ noun, plural meritocracies. 1. an elite group of people whose progress is based on ability and talent rather than on class privilege or wealth. 2. a system in which such persons are rewarded and advanced: The dean believes the educational system should be a meritocracy. 3. leadership by able and […]

  • Meritorious

    [mer-i-tawr-ee-uh s, -tohr-] /ˌmɛr ɪˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr-/ adjective 1. deserving praise, reward, esteem, etc.; praiseworthy: to receive a gift for meritorious service. /ˌmɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəs/ adjective 1. praiseworthy; showing merit adj. early 15c., “deserving of divine grace,” from Latin meritorius “that for which money is paid, that by which money is earned,” from meritus, past participle […]



  • Meritoriously

    [mer-i-tawr-ee-uh s, -tohr-] /ˌmɛr ɪˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr-/ adjective 1. deserving praise, reward, esteem, etc.; praiseworthy: to receive a gift for meritorious service. /ˌmɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəs/ adjective 1. praiseworthy; showing merit adj. early 15c., “deserving of divine grace,” from Latin meritorius “that for which money is paid, that by which money is earned,” from meritus, past participle […]

  • Merit-pay

    noun 1. an additional sum paid to an employee, as a schoolteacher, whose work is superior and whose services are valued.



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