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aristocracy

noun [C]    /ˌær·əˈstɑk·rə·si/
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    /əˈrɪs·təˌkræt, ˈær·ə·stə-/ noun [C] a prep-school-educated American aristocrat aristocratic    /əˌrɪs·təˈkræt̬·ɪk, ˌær·ə·stə-/ adjective [gradable] His aristocratic manner alienated many voters.
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