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[uh-ris-tuh-krat-ik, ar-uh-stuh-]
  1. of or relating to government by an aristocracy.
  2. belonging to or favoring the aristocracy.
  3. characteristic of an aristocrat; having the manners, values, or qualities associated with the aristocracy: aristocratic bearing; aristocratic snobbishness.
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Also a·ris·to·crat·i·cal.

Origin of aristocratic

1595–1605; < Greek aristokratikós pertaining to aristocracy; see -ic
Related formsa·ris·to·crat·i·cal·ly, adverba·ris·to·crat·i·cal·ness, a·ris·to·crat·ic·ness, nounan·ti·a·ris·to·crat·ic, adjectivean·ti·a·ris·to·crat·i·cal, adjectivean·ti·a·ris·to·crat·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·a·ris·to·crat·ic, adjectivenon·a·ris·to·crat·i·cal, adjectivenon·a·ris·to·crat·i·cal·ly, adverbpro·a·ris·to·crat·ic, adjectivepseu·do·a·ris·to·crat·ic, adjectivepseu·do·a·ris·to·crat·i·cal, adjectivepseu·do·a·ris·to·crat·i·cal·ly, adverbun·a·ris·to·crat·ic, adjectiveun·a·ris·to·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for non-aristocratic

Historical Examples

  • Non-aristocratic officers were to be weeded from the army; the power of the church over private life was to be extended.

    The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind

    Herbert George Wells

British Dictionary definitions for non-aristocratic


  1. relating to or characteristic of aristocracy or an aristocrat
  2. elegant or stylish in appearance and behaviour
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Derived Formsaristocratically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-aristocratic



c.1600, "pertaining to aristocracy," from French aristocratique, from Greek aristokratikos "belonging to the rule of the best," from aristokratia (see aristocracy). Meaning "grand, stylish" is from 1845.

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