Meritocracy (merit, frae Laitin mereō "I earn" an -cracy, frae Auncient Greek κράτος kratos "strength, pouer") is a poleetical filosofie hauldin that pouer should be vestit in individuals awmaist exclusively based on ability an talent.[1]


  1. "Definition of merit". Unabridged (Based on the Random House Dictionary). Random House. Retrieved February 2016. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)