Definition of aristocracy
Quotations including 'aristocracy'
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated – New York Times
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead – Noblesse Oblige
There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talent – Letter to John Adams
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Translations for 'aristocracy'
- British English: aristocracy NOUN
The aristocracy is a class of people in some countries who have a high social rank and special titles....a member of the aristocracy.
Definition of aristocracy from the Collins English Dictionary
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