Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Word Explorer
Children's Dictionary
Help
Help
Help
     

ar·is·toc·ra·cy

aristocracy

 
 
pronunciation:
ae rih sta kr si
features:
Word Explorer, Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: aristocracies
definition 1: a class of people who have a high social position because of the family they are born into. Members of the aristocracy are usually richer and have more privileges than other members of society.
Her father was a baron, and she was expected to marry someone within the aristocracy.
synonyms:
nobility
definition 2: any group or set of people thought to be superior to others.
The aristocracy of research scientists met to discuss world environmental problems.
similar words:
best
Word Explorer
See
  money
Word Parts  About this feature
The word aristocracy contains the following part:
crat, -cracy Greek root that means government, rule