aristocracy

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French aristocratie, from Medieval Latin *aristocracia, from Ancient Greek άριστοκρατία(áristokratía, the rule of the best), from ἄριστος(áristos, best, noblest) + -κρατία(-kratía), from κράτος(krátos, power, rule).

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aristocracy ‎(plural aristocracies)

  1. The nobility, or the hereditary ruling class
  2. Government by such a class, or a state with such a government
  3. A class of people considered (not normally universally) superior to others

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