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'''Meritocracy''' (''merit'', from Latin ''mereō'', and ''-cracy'', from Ancient Greek κράτος  "strength, power") is a political philosophy holding that power should be vested in individuals almost exclusively based on ability and talent.<ref>{{cite web|title=Definition of merit|url=http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/meritocracy?s=t|publisher=[[Dictionary.com]]}}</ref> Advancement in such a system is based on performance measured through examination and/or demonstrated achievement in the field where it is implemented.
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'''Meritocracy''' (''merit'', from Latin ''mereō'', and ''-cracy'', from Ancient Greek κράτος  "strength, power") is a political philosophy holding that power should be vested in individuals almost exclusively based on ability and talent. Advancement in such a system is based on performance measured through examination and/or demonstrated achievement in the field where it is implemented.

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Meritocracy (merit, from Latin mereō, and -cracy, from Ancient Greek κράτος "strength, power") is a political philosophy holding that power should be vested in individuals almost exclusively based on ability and talent. Advancement in such a system is based on performance measured through examination and/or demonstrated achievement in the field where it is implemented.