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Definitions for aristocratic
əˌrɪs təˈkræt ɪk, ˌær ə stə-aris·to·crat·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle, patricianadjective

    belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

    "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle blood"; "patrician landholders of the American South"; "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"; "patrician tastes"

Wiktionary

  1. aristocraticadjective

    Of or pertaining to an aristocracy; consisting in, or favoring, a government of nobles, or principal men.

    An aristocratic constitution.

  2. aristocraticadjective

    Partaking of aristocracy; befitting aristocracy; characteristic of, or originating with, the aristocracy.

  3. Etymology: From aristocratique, from ἀριστοκρατικός.

Wikipedia

  1. aristocratic

    Aristocracy (from Ancient Greek ἀριστοκρατίᾱ (aristokratíā), from ἄριστος (áristos) 'best', and κράτος (krátos) 'power, strength') is a form of government that places strength in the hands of a small, privileged ruling class, the aristocrats. The term derives from the Greek: αριστοκρατία (aristokratíā), meaning 'rule of the best'.At the time of the word's origins in ancient Greece, the Greeks conceived it as rule by the best-qualified citizens—and often contrasted it favorably with monarchy, rule by an individual. The term was first used by such ancient Greeks as Aristotle and Plato, who used it to describe a system where only the best of the citizens, chosen through a careful process of selection, would become rulers, and hereditary rule would actually have been forbidden, unless the rulers' children performed best and were better endowed with the attributes that make a person fit to rule compared with every other citizen in the polity. Hereditary rule in this understanding is more related to oligarchy, a corrupted form of aristocracy where there is rule by a few, but not by the best. Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Xenophon, and the Spartans considered aristocracy (the ideal form of rule by the few) to be inherently better than the ideal form of rule by the many (democracy), but they also considered the corrupted form of aristocracy (oligarchy) to be worse than the corrupted form of democracy (mob rule). This belief was rooted in the assumption that the masses could only produce average policy, while the best of men could produce the best policy, if they were indeed the best of men. Later Polybius in his analysis of the Roman Constitution used the concept of aristocracy to describe his conception of a republic as a mixed form of government, along with democracy and monarchy in their conception from then, as a system of checks and balances, where each element checks the excesses of the other. In practice, aristocracy often leads to hereditary government, after which the hereditary monarch appoints officers as they see fit.In modern times, aristocracy was usually seen as rule by a privileged group, the aristocratic class, and has since been contrasted with democracy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aristocraticadjective

    alt. of Aristocratical

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  1. Aristocratic

    One considered the best of its kind.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aristocratic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aristocratic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of aristocratic in a Sentence

  1. Pete Watt:

    Colin Firth bears a slightly closer resemblance to the heir-apparent than current favorite Ralph Fiennes, in addition, Firth's reputation of bringing a certain aristocratic feel to Colin Firth performances is likely to work in Colin Firth favor.

  2. Spun Gold:

    When the royal family was writing these blueprints for royal brides, Meghan couldn’t have been further from their original idea, it was blonde, English roses from aristocratic families. [Harry’s older brother] William bent that rule by marrying a girl from a much more middle-class family. Britain's Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, London, on Nov. 27, 2017. (Reuters) And Harry is taking it a stage further… History proves with the most recent royal wives of Windsor that if you don’t stay in your lane, you can fall down. Diana became the star and that marriage didn’t work. Fergie was fun, free loving and a breath of fresh air. But that didn’t work.

  3. Charles Hanson:

    Whether through fear or fascination, it's interesting to know a member of the highest aristocratic social order, a man with a place in the House of Lords, acquired this item, it reminds us that the vampire myth affects people from all walks of life.

  4. Oliver Creighton:

    The warhorse is central to our understanding of medieval English society and culture as both a symbol of status closely associated with the development of aristocratic identity and as a weapon of war famed for its mobility and shock value, changing the face of battle.

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