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Word: Gerontocracy

Gerontocracy [Noun]

Sentence: The culturally sensitive communities of 2025 will be seedbeds of gerontocracy: places where older people enjoy more power and privilege than they did before relocating. By and large, these communities will attract people who come from gerontocratic cultures: Koreans, Hindus, and older people from China and Japan. But in the absence of extended families, these new gerontocracies will honor people based on health, spirituality, or wisdom.

Source: www.questia.com

Meaning: A state, political system, society, or group governed by old people

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

Gerontocracy” should remind us of our great grandfathers who, as was the norm, liked to dictate the way how their successive generations should lead their lives.

Remember thus!

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[“The Cuba gerontocracy seems likely to endure for years as a cycle repeats itself: old men replace very old men, as one analyst put it.” – thelede.blogs.nytimes.com]

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