Recent Examples of gerontocracy from the Web
On the one hand, Mr. Renzi presented himself as an anti-establishment demolition man determined to smash the gerontocracy in Italy and shock into action the out-of-touch bureaucracy in Brussels.
But in their polemics, these men are aligning themselves with the gerontocracy against the young.
But far from being unusual, Feinstein is simply the marginally oldest member of a body arguably best described as a gerontocracy.
The party’s top jobs are now held by a gerontocracy.
All but the most ideological conservatives are likely to follow Trump down this path toward white welfare gerontocracy.
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Origin and Etymology of gerontocracy
First Known Use: 1830See Words from the same year
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