intelligentsia

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From Russian интеллигенция (intelligéncija) or Polish inteligencja, from Latin intellegentia (intelligence).

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intelligentsia (uncountable)

  1. The intellectual élite of a society (especially in nineteenth-century Poland, in Russia and later the Soviet Union).

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  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary (2007)
Last modified on 28 February 2014, at 21:57