Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to an aristocracy; consisting in, or favoring, a government of nobles, or principal men.
  • adj. Partaking of aristocracy; befitting aristocracy; characteristic of, or originating with, the aristocracy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to an aristocracy; consisting in, or favoring, a government of nobles, or principal men.
  • adj. Partaking of aristocracy; befitting aristocracy; characteristic of, or originating with, the aristocracy

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to aristocracy or a ruling oligarchy; consisting in or pertaining to the rule of a privileged class; oligarchic: as, an aristocratic constitution; an aristocratic government.
  • Pertaining to, resembling, or befitting the nobility or men of rank; resembling in manners or character the aristocracy or higher classes in a community: as, aristocratic pride; aristocratic in sentiment.
  • Belonging to an aristocracy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

Etymologies

From French aristocratique, from Ancient Greek ἀριστοκρατικός. (Wiktionary)

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