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.
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.
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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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