aristocracy aristocracy  /ˌɛ rə ˈstɑ krə si/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a privileged class holding hereditary titles
  2. (n) the most powerful members of a society

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Moore liked to pretend that she was born into the Southern aristocracy.
  2. Spacious, well-kept West Adams Heights still had the complacent look of the days when most of Los Angeles' aristocracy lived there.
  3. Their mission shouldn't be to perpetuate aristocracy in America.

News

  1. The sons also rise: Xi Jinping grooms more and more princelings for top slots

    Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Given the apparent ease with which President Xi Jinping has consolidated his hold on power, it is perhaps not surprising that the princeling (a reference to the offspring of party elders) is actively nurturing the careers of younger members of the “red aristocracy.” In the past year, several [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: World Tribune

  2. Tom Sharpe, Darkly Satirical British Novelist, Dies at 85

    Mr. Sharpe, whose books included “Porterhouse Blue” and the Henry Wilt series, used crudity and excess in taking on targets like racism, the aristocracy and academia.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. In 1816 Thomas Jefferson wrote: "I hope we shall...... crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
    on Sep 13, 2005 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Common Dreams (press release)

  2. Clinton said he felt "that there was something almost magical about this man who was born to aristocracy but cared about people, like the people I grew up with."
    on Jan 5, 2009 By: Bill Clinton Source: FOXNews

  3. "We have to make clear that in a democracy, people have the right to send away the government ...... if it does not respect their will," Orban told the crowd, blaming the "new aristocracy government" for the country's problems.
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: Viktor Orban Source: International Herald Tribune

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