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aristocracy

noun [C]  /ˌær·əˈstɑk·rə·si/ us  
a class of people of high social rank politics & government An aristocracy is also a government ruled by or consisting of people of a high social class.
aristocrat
noun [C]  /əˈrɪs·təˌkræt, ˈær·ə·stə-/ us  
a prep-school-educated American aristocrat
aristocratic
adjective [gradable]  /əˌrɪs·təˈkræt̬·ɪk, ˌær·ə·stə-/ us  
His aristocratic manner alienated many voters.
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