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aristocracy

ar·is·toc·ra·cy

aristocracy

 
 
pronunciation:
ae rih sta kr si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: aristocracies
definition 1: a high-ranking social class, having special privileges and influence and usu. determined by heredity.
She was born into the aristocracy and was expected to marry someone of her own class.
synonyms:
nobility, patricians
antonyms:
working class
similar words:
elite, gentry, oligarchy, peerage, upper class, upper crust
definition 2: government by such a class.
synonyms:
oligarchy
similar words:
elitism, monarchy
definition 3: a governing body made up of the finest and most able people.
similar words:
establishment, government, society
definition 4: government by such a group.
similar words:
elitism, meritocracy
definition 5: any group or category thought to be superior.
synonyms:
elite
similar words:
best, peerage, upper class, upper crust
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