Meaning of gerontocracy

ger•on•toc•ra•cy

Pronunciation: (jer"un-tok'ru-sē, jēr"-), [key]
— pl. -cies.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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