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Aristocracy - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Aristocracy' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Aristocracy [ n.]
- Government by the best citizens.
- A ruling body composed of the best citizens.
- A form a government, in which the supreme power is vested in the principal persons of a state, or in a privileged order; an oligarchy.
- The nobles or chief persons in a state; a privileged class or patrician order; (in a popular use) those who are regarded as superior to the rest of the community, as in rank, fortune, or intellect.