aristocracy

  1. a privileged class holding hereditary titles
  2. the most powerful members of a society

Aristocracy

a government or state ruled by an elite or privileged class; from the Greek word meaning rule of the best, aristokratia.
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aristocracy

Social elite or system of political power associated with landed wealth, as in Western Europe; with monetary wealth, as in Carthage and Venice; or with religious superiority, as were the Brahmans in...
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Aristocracy

Ar`is·toc'ra·cy noun ; plural Aristocracies [ Greek ...; ... best + ... to be strong, to rule, ... strength; ... is perhaps from the same root as English arm , and orig. meant fitting : confer French aristocratie . See Arm , and Create , which is rel...
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Aristocracy

• (n.) 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. • (n.) A ruling body composed of the best citizens. • (n.) Government by the best citizens. • (n.) The nobles or chief persons in a state; a privileged class or patrician order; (in a popu...
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aristocracy

government by a relatively small privileged class or by a minority consisting of those felt to be best qualified to rule.[34 related articles]
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aristocracy

aristocracy, aristocraticism 1. Literally in Greek, the government of a state by its `best” citizens. 2. That form of government in which the chief power lies in the hands of those who are most distinguished by birth or fortune; political supremacy of a privileged order; oligarchy. 3. The class to which such a ruling body belongs, a patrician ord...
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Aristocracy

[class] Aristocrats are people that a particular social order considers in the highest social class of that society. Specifically, in monarchies, the aristocracy are a class of people (aristocrats) who either possess hereditary titles granted by a monarch or are related to such people. In some societies—such as Ancient Greece, Rome, and I...
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aristocracy

A form of government in which a minority rules under the law.
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aristocracy

aristocracy (ăr"istok'rusē) [Gr.,=rule by the best], in political science, government by a social elite. In the West the political concept of aristocracy derives from Plato's formulation in the Republic. The criteria on which aristocracy is based may vary greatly from society to ...
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Aristocracy

1. In its original and etymological meaning (Greek: aristos-best, kratos-power), the government by the best; and by extension, the class of the chief persons in a country. As the standards by which the best can be determined and selected may vary, it is difficult to give a general definition of this term (Cf. C. Lewis, Political Terms, X. 73). But....
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Aristocracy

Aristocracy (from the Greek meaning best rule) is a form of government in which the sovereign power is vested in a small number of citizens who are theoretically the best qualified to rule, as opposed to monarchy, in which the supreme authority is vested in one person, and to democracy, in which the ultimate authority is exercised by the entire bod...
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aristocracy

Social elite or system of political power associated with landed wealth, as in Western Europe; with monetary wealth, as in Carthage and Venice; or with religious superiority, as were the Brahmans in India. Aristocracies are also usually associated with monarchy but have frequently been in conflict with the sovereign over their respective ri...
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Aristocracy

Aristocracy (Greek ἀριστοκρατία aristokratía, from ἄριστος aristos `excellent,` and κράτος kratos `power`) 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 Anc...
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aristocracy

a privileged class holding hereditary titles
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aristocracy

A small but elite class, distinguished from other classes by its noble titles, privileges and/or ownership of land. Aristocracies tend to be wealthy and to exert considerable influence.
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aristocracy

The privilege of social class whose members possess disproportionately large percentage of society's wealth, prestige and political influence.
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Aristocracy

In Marxism, the most elite social class--consisting of individuals who do not work, and hold power t
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aristocracy

a privileged class holding hereditary titles
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