aristarchy

n.

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


Nearby words

  1. aristaeus,
  2. aristarch,
  3. aristarchus,
  4. aristarchus of samos,
  5. aristarchus of samothrace,
  6. aristate,
  7. aristide,
  8. aristide, jean-bertrand,
  9. aristides,
  10. aristippus

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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