gerontocracy gerontocracy


  • (n) a political system governed by old men


  1. The country is a de facto gerontocracy that has failed to adapt to today's economic and demographic realities.
  2. The high court that begins its traditional nine-month term this week is a gerontocracy: five of the nine Justices are 75 or older.
  3. Reagan spoke everywhere, as the ruling gerontocracy watched and weighed.



  • These speculations weigh heavily on me, for I am a strange and ragged figure, patrolling the desperate margins of our culture, subjected on a daily basis to what Theodor Adorno called - apropos Beckett's Endgame - "the gerontocracy of late...
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: Theodor Adorno Source: Independent

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