aristarchy

n.

"government by the best men," from Greek aristarkhia, from aristos "best" (see aristocracy) + -arkhia (see -archy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for aristarchy

Historical Examples of aristarchy

  • After all, if they held the galaxy clear out to the Periphery, they had the Aristarchy surrounded, didn't they?

    But, I Don't Think

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • The Guesser had asked the woman why—if her statements were true—the Misfits had not conquered the Aristarchy long ago.

    But, I Don't Think

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • They didn't call themselves Misfits, of course; that was a derogatory name used by the Aristarchy.

    But, I Don't Think

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • All good and wholesome laws, virtue and truth above all things, and aristarchy, live for ever!

  • Thus the Misfits had become pirates, preying on the merchantships of the Aristarchy.

    But, I Don't Think

    Gordon Randall Garrett