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elitism

e·lit·ism [or] ·lit·ism

elitism [or] élitism

 
pronunciation:
ih li tih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: rule, or support or advocacy of rule, by an elite.
definition 2: awareness of, and usu. pride in, belonging to a select or privileged group.
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derivations: elitist (adj.), elitist (n.)