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governing class (ˈɡʌvənɪŋ klɑːs) 

Definitions

noun

  1. the social class that holds the power in a country   ⇒ Has the international governing class grown rotten and corrupt overnight?

Example Sentences Including 'governing class'

He considers the American governing class , and the French administrative classes to be aristocratic.
Country Life (2004)
In the days of the old governing class it was quite common for people to enter parliament when still in their twenties.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Such terms as ruling class, elite, governing class and bourgeoisie are situated in competing perspectives.
Harrison, David The Sociology of Modernization and Development
To these must be added Morocco where the governing class regard Spain's constitutional monarchy as its inspiration.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)

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