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aristocracy

noun [C, + sing/pl verb]     /ˌær.ɪˈstɒk.rə.si/ US  /ˌer.ɪˈstɑː.krə-/
a class of people who hold high social rank: members of the aristocracyRoyalty, aristocracy and titles
(Definition of aristocracy noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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