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- adjective belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
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It must be an aristocracy too of the most dangerous kind, for it will consist of strangers and of those few of our youth, whose parents are able to bear the expense of education, in what the Citizen no doubt calls aristocratical countries.
Into this "aristocratical" set I was now regularly introduced.
-- E.] [Footnote 314: It will be seen in other voyages, that the Malays, who are widely diffused over the Indian archipelago, often live under a kind of aristocratical republican government; even where they are subjected to kings, partaking much of the feudal semblance.
Murkowski, he said, was "part of the ruling class, the aristocratical leadership or lack thereof."
Writing in the Providence Gazette, “A Freeholder” advised that passage of the impost would shred the protections of local rights embodied in the Articles of Confederation, “at once destroying all the liberties of the several states, reducing them to so many provinces of Congress, and tending to the establishment of an aristocratical or monarchial government.”
“This is holding out an aristocratical idea,” Smilie declared.
In the same vein, “Cassandra” warned of “an aristocratical junto” that was “straining every nerve to frustrate our virtuous endeavors and to make the common and middle class of people their beasts of burden.”
In the angry, dark days of the Revolution, and in the epochal political struggles that followed, the foes of Robert Morris denounced him as the leader of the “aristocratical” party, seeking to restore the social order that the American patriots had done so much to overturn.
A rebellion leader urged others to join the fight against "all the machinations of those who are aiming to enslave and oppress us" and to strike down "that aristocratical principle too generally prevalent among the wealthy men of the state."
It is monarchical and aristocratical government only requires ignorance for its support. â€ oops