aristocracy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"aristocracy" in British English

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aristocracynoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˌær.ɪˈstɒk.rə.si/  us   /ˌer.ɪˈstɑː.krə-/
a ​class of ​people who ​hold high ​socialrank: members of the aristocracy
(Definition of aristocracy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"aristocracy" in American English

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aristocracynoun [C]

 us   /ˌær·əˈstɑk·rə·si/
a ​class of ​people of high ​socialrank politics & government An aristocracy is also a ​governmentruled by or consisting of ​people of a high ​socialclass.
aristocrat
noun [C]  us   /əˈrɪs·təˌkræt, ˈær·ə·stə-/
a prep-school-educated American aristocrat
aristocratic
adjective [gradable]  us   /əˌrɪs·təˈkræt̬·ɪk, ˌær·ə·stə-/
His aristocratic ​manneralienated many ​voters.
(Definition of aristocracy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “aristocracy”
in Korean 귀족 계급…
in Arabic الأرُستُقراطيّة…
in Malaysian golongan bangsawan…
in French aristocratie…
in Russian аристократия…
in Italian aristocrazia…
in Turkish aristokrasi…
in Polish arystokracja…
in Spanish aristocracia…
in Vietnamese tầng lớp quí tộc…
in Portuguese aristocracia…
in Thai ชนชั้นสูง…
in German die Aristokratie…
in Catalan aristocràcia…
in Japanese 貴族階級, 上流階級…
in Indonesian ningrat, aristokrasi, keningratan…
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