élite

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See also: elite and Elite

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French élite

Adjective[edit]

élite (comparative more élite, superlative most élite)

  1. Alternative spelling of elite.
    • 2002, Clive Jones and Emma Murphy, Israel: Challenges to Identity, Democracy, and the State‎, page 27 (Routledge; ISBN 9780415270878)
      Ben-Gurion’s legacy has been an enduring one. The projection of a national consensus, the domination of the state over other political actors, and the hegemony exercised over decision-making by a largely Ashkanazim élite remain features of Israeli politics today.
    • 2009, Farhad Manjoo, Is Wikipedia a Victim of Its Own Success?, page 2 (TIME.COM, Monday Sep. 28, 2009)
      Over time, though, a class system emerged; now revisions made by infrequent contributors are much likelier to be undone by élite Wikipedians.

Noun[edit]

élite (plural élites)

  1. Alternative spelling of elite.
    • 1951, Isaac Asimov, Foundation (1974 Panther Books Ltd publication), part III: “The Mayors”, chapter 6, page 101, ¶ 5
      A hush had fallen over the élite in the ballroom, as a broad path was cleared for the throne. Lepold sat on it now, hands solidly on its arms, head high, face frozen.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Feminine of élit, old past participle of verb élire.

Noun[edit]

élite f (plural élites)

  1. elite

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

élite f

  1. elite

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Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French élite

Noun[edit]

élite f (plural élites)

  1. elite