aristocracy

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˌæ.rɪˈstɒk.rə.si/
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  • (US) IPA (key): /ˌɛr.ɪˈstɑk.rə.si/
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  • Hyphenation: a‧ris‧to‧cra‧cy

Noun[change]

Singular
aristocracy

Plural
aristocracies

  1. An aristocracy is the highest class of people in certain societies, typically comprising people of noble birth holding hereditary titles and offices.