aristocratie

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From French, ultimately from Ancient Greek meaning 'government by the best'

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  • Hyphenation: aris‧to‧cra‧tie

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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
  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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  • (first estate) adel

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aristocratie f (plural aristocraties)

  1. An aristocracy

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