Middle French , from aristocratie Medieval Latin , from *aristocracia Ancient Greek άριστοκρατία ( áristokratía, “ the rule of the best ” ), from ἄριστος ( áristos, “ best, noblest ” ) + -κρατία ( -kratía ), from κράτος ( krátos, “ power, rule ” ).
aristocracy ( plural ) aristocracies 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
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the nobility or the hereditary ruling class
government by such a class
class of people considered superior to others
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