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aristocracy

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   /ˌær.ɪˈstɒk.rə.si/ us    /ˌer.ɪˈstɑː.krə-/
a class of people who hold high social rank: members of the aristocracy
Translations of “aristocracy”
in Spanish aristocracia…
in Korean 귀족 계급…
in Arabic الأرُستُقراطيّة…
in Portuguese aristocracia…
in French aristocratie…
in German die Aristokratie…
in Catalan aristocràcia…
in Japanese 貴族階級, 上流階級…
in Italian aristocrazia…
in Russian аристократия…
in Turkish aristokrasi…
in Polish arystokracja…
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