aristocrat

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
a•ris•to•crat /əˈrɪstəˌkræt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Governmenta member of an aristocracy.
a•ris•to•crat•ic , adj. 
a•ris•to•crat•i•cal•ly , adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
a•ris•to•crat  (ə ristə krat′, arə stə-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Governmenta member of an aristocracy, esp. a noble.
  2. Governmenta person who has the tastes, manners, etc., characteristic of members of an aristocracy.
  3. Governmentan advocate of an aristocratic form of government.
  4. anything regarded as the best, most elegant, or most stylish of its kind:the aristocrat of California wines.
  • French aristocrate, back formation from aristocratie aristocracy
  • 1770–80
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged patrician, peer, lord.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

aristocrat /ˈærɪstəˌkræt/ n
  1. a member of the aristocracy; a noble
  2. a person who has the manners or qualities of a member of a privileged or superior class
  3. a person who advocates aristocracy as a form of government



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