PRONUNCIATION: (jer-uhn-TOK-ruh-see)

MEANING: noun: The system of government by old people.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek geronto- (old) + -cracy (rule). Earliest documented use: 1830. Note that the word senate is, literally, a council of elders, from Latin senex (old).

IGERONTOCRACY - government as practiced by Disney Inc.

GERONTOCRAZY - senile dementia

GERON TOO RACY - Geron can't have anything scheduled during prime time