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aristocracynoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

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

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aristocracynoun [C]

 us   /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
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 manner alienated many voters.
(Definition of aristocracy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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