aristocracy

Part of speech: noun

A hereditary nobility, or government by such a nobility.

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Usage examples "aristocracy":

  1. However, though we are all in trade we have distinctions as intricate as the most ancient aristocracy." - "With Edge Tools", Hobart Chatfield-Taylor.
  2. A Correspondence on Aristocracy and Socialism. - "The History of the Fabian Society", Edward R. Pease.
  3. The Turkish people do not include a middle class or an aristocracy. - "A Prisoner in Turkey", John Still.