noun, plural ar·is·toc·ra·cies.
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Origin of aristocracy
OTHER WORDS FROM aristocracyan·ti·ar·is·toc·ra·cy, adjective, noun, plural an·ti·ar·is·toc·ra·cies.pro·ar·is·toc·ra·cy, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for aristocracy
Perhaps the biggest giveaway that Penelope is Lady Whistledown arrives in the sixth episode, when Marina’s scandalous pregnancy — which predates her arrival in Grosvenor Square — is revealed to the aristocracy.‘Bridgerton’ dropped several clues about Lady Whistledown’s identity. Did they add up?|Bethonie Butler|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
Undoubtedly, the enormous inherited fortunes of the aristocracy facilitated a certain eccentricity.
The British aristocracy is littered with stories of unmitigated spendthrifts who seem bent on self-destruction.
Kennedy mixed socially with leading British figures, particularly among the aristocracy, who agreed with him.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’|Clive Irving|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why, I wonder, is Davenport so obsessed with defining himself as part of the British aristocracy?
Her father was a Viscount, so Taylor married into the Catalan aristocracy.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat|Michael Weiss|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps, like father, I am a snob at heart and liked the sensation of a sort of artistic alliance with the British aristocracy.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
I should judge from the streets that not more than one-fourth of the females of Galway belong to the shoe-wearing aristocracy.
I did not find the Aristocracy so remarkable for physical perfection and beauty as I had been taught to expect.
That curious, almost ridiculous-looking craft, was among the aristocracy of shipping.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
The sale of diplomatic secrets is a brisk one in my own country, or how would so many of our poor aristocracy live?The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
British Dictionary definitions for aristocracy
noun plural -cies
Word Origin for aristocracy
Cultural definitions for aristocracy
A privileged, primarily hereditary ruling class, or a form of government controlled by such an elite.