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English definition of “elite”


noun [C, + sing/pl verb]     /ɪˈliːt/
C1 the richest , most powerful , best-educated, or best-trained group in a society : the country's educated elite a member of the elitedisapproving A powerful and corrupt elite has bled this country dry .Position and status in groups and organizationsWealthy people
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