aristocratie

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See also: aristocrație

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Borrowed from French aristocratie, ultimately from Ancient Greek ἀριστοκρατίᾱ (aristokratíā, aristocracy) but literally meaning “government by the best”.

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  • IPA(key): /aːˌrɪstoːkraːˈ(t)si/
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  • Hyphenation: aris‧to‧cra‧tie
  • Rhymes: -i

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aristocratie f (plural aristocratieën or aristocraties, diminutive aristocratietje n)

  1. an aristocracy, as form of government, ruling nobilty or first estate
    Synonym: adel
  2. (figuratively) An esteemed elite
    Nooit geadelde componisten als Bach en Beethoven behoren tot de onbetwiste aristocratie van de muziek
    never ennobled composers like Bach and Beethoven belong to the undoubted elite of music

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aristocratie f (plural aristocraties)

  1. an aristocracy

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