Abuse, discrimination, or exploitation based on rank (noun)
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Use "rankism" in a sentence
"The word rankism gets at the heart of what all the other "isms" in our lives are about."
"These stories broke practically simultaneously, emphasizing, for me, the importance of paying attention to this theme -- which was, no, not the tiresomely repetitive theme of public men's private sexual escapades, but the tiresomely repetitive theme of abuse of power -- abuse of the power and privilege that come with rank, now known as rankism."
"Another expression of rankism occurs when the abuse lies not in how rank is used, but in the very fact of ranking in the first place."