Definitions for aristocracyˌær əˈstɒk rə si
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ar•is•toc•ra•cyˌær əˈstɒk rə si(n.)(pl.)-cies.
a class of persons holding exceptional rank and privileges, esp. the hereditary nobility.
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a government or state ruled by an aristocracy, elite, or privileged upper class.
government by the best or most able people in the state.
a governing body composed of the best or most able people.
any class or group regarded as superior because of education, ability, or wealth.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of aristocracy:
1555–65; (< MF aristocratie) < ML aristocracia < Gk aristokratía=aristo(s) best, noblest +-kratia-ceacy
a privileged class holding hereditary titles
the most powerful members of a society
The nobility, or the hereditary ruling class
Government by such a class, or a state with such a government
A class of people considered (not normally universally) superior to others
Origin: From aristocracie, from *, from άριστοκρατία, from aristos + -kratia, from kratein
government by the best citizens
a ruling body composed of the best citizens
a form a government, in which the supreme power is vested in the principal persons of a state, or in a privileged order; an oligarchy
the nobles or chief persons in a state; a privileged class or patrician order; (in a popular use) those who are regarded as superior to the rest of the community, as in rank, fortune, or intellect
Aristocracy is a form of government in which power is in the hands of a small, privileged, ruling class. The term derives from the Greek aristokratia, meaning "rule of the best". At the time of the word's origins in Ancient Greece, it was conceived as rule by the best qualified citizens and was often contrasted favourably with monarchy, the rule of a single individual. In later times, aristocracy was usually seen as rule by a privileged group, the aristocratic class, and was contrasted with democracy.
Translations for aristocracy
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in some countries, the nobility and others of the highest social class, who usually own land.
- أرِسْتوقْراطِيَّه، حُكومَة الأشْرافArabic
- aristocraciaPortuguese (BR)
- die AristokratieGerman
- aristokrati; overklasseDanish
- طبقۀ اشرافFarsi
- מִשְטַר אַרִיסטוֹקְרָאטִיHebrew
- अभिजात वर्गHindi
- ningrat, aristokrasi, keningratanIndonesian
- golongan bangsawanMalay
- aristokrati, overklasseNorwegian
- طبقۀ اشرافPersian
- د اشرافو طبقهPashto
- aristokratija (plemstvo)Serbian
- soylular sınıfı, aristokrasiTurkish
- 貴族階級Chinese (Trad.)
- اشرافیہ ، امیر طبقہUrdu
- tầng lớp quí tộcVietnamese
- 贵族Chinese (Simp.)
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