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Definition of aristocracy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    aristocracy

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌærəˈstɑkrəsi//
     
    (pl. aristocracies)
     
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  1. 1(in some countries) people born in the highest social class, who have special titles synonym nobility
  2. 2 members of the aristocracy the shift of power from the aristocracy to the bourgeoisie
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: aristocracy