1. aristocracy

noun. ['ˌɛrəˈstɑːkrəsi'] a privileged class holding hereditary titles.


  • samurai
  • peerage
  • patrician
  • baronetage
  • elite
  • knighthood
  • nobility
  • blue blood
  • aristocrat
  • baronage
  • elite group


  • juvenile
  • unrefined
  • unselected
  • noble


  • aristocracie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Aristocracy

  • bureaucracy
  • hypocrisy
  • democracy
  • theocracy
  • autocracy

How do you pronounce aristocracy?

Pronounce aristocracy as ˌɛrəˈstɑkrəsi.

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Sentences with aristocracy

1. Noun, singular or mass
The aristocracy and royalty had enough money to wear custom-tailored silk gowns.

Quotes about aristocracy

1. I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
- Thomas Jefferson

2. Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms. No government in history has been known to evade this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class -- whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy.
- Frank Herbert, Children of Dune

2. aristocracy

noun. ['ˌɛrəˈstɑːkrəsi'] the most powerful members of a society.


  • landed gentry
  • upper class
  • squirearchy
  • upper crust


  • nobleman
  • follower
  • male aristocrat
  • female aristocrat


  • aristocracie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))