HyperDic: aristocracy

English > 2 senses of the word aristocracy:
NOUNgrouparistocracy, nobilitya privileged class holding hereditary titles
grouparistocracy, gentrythe most powerful members of a society
aristocracy > pronunciation
Soundseh.rahstaa'krahsiy
Rhymesabsorbency ... Yangtze: 255 rhymes with siy...
English > aristocracy: 2 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA privileged class holding hereditary titles.
Synonymnobility
InstancesFerdinand and Isabellajoint monarchs of Spain
William and Maryjoint monarchs of England
Membersaristocrat, blue blood, patricianA member of the aristocracy
NarrowerbaronetageThe collective body of baronets
knighthoodaristocrats holding the rank of knight
noblesseMembers of the nobility (especially of the French nobility)
peerage, baronageThe peers of a kingdom considered as a group
samuraifeudal Japanese military aristocracy
Broaderelite, elite groupA group or class of persons enjoying / enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
Spanisharistocracia, nobleza
Catalanaristocràcia, noblesa
Adjectivesaristocraticbelonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
English > aristocracy: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningThe most powerful members of a society.
Synonymgentry
Narrowerlanded gentry, squirearchyThe gentry who own land (considered as a class)
Broaderupper class, upper crustThe class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy
Spanisharistocracia, señorío
Catalanaristocràcia
Adjectivesaristocraticbelonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

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