Definition of aristocrat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈærɪstəkræt//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈrɪstəkræt//
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a member of the aristocracy compare commoner Word Originlate 18th cent.: from French aristocrate (a word of the French Revolution), from aristocratie, from Greek aristokratia, from aristos ‘best’ + -kratia ‘power’.Extra examples At that time, diplomatic posts were filled by aristocrats. He had the air of an aristocrat. He received the patronage of a minor local aristocrat. The castle has been owned by a succession of wealthy aristocrats. The owners are French aristocrats who fled to England.
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