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  • (English noun) group, company
    • "Aristocracy of Talent," a Governing Class namely which did govern, not merely which took the wages of governing, and could not with all our industry be kept from misgoverning, corn-lawing, and playing the very deuce with us, - it may not be altogether useless to remind some of the greener-headed sort what a dreadfully difficult affair the getting of such an Aristocracy is!
      1843 Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 1, ch. 5, Aristocracy of Talent