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English definition of “aristocracy”

aristocracy

noun [group]     /ˌærɪˈstɒkrəsi/
the highest social class, usually in countries that have or had a royal familyClass and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poorRoyalty, aristocracy and titles
(Definition of aristocracy noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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