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Definition of aristocracy:

  1. A form a government, in which the supreme power is vested in the principal persons of a state, or in a privileged order; an oligarchy.
  2. A ruling body composed of the best citizens.
  3. Government by the best citizens.
  4. The nobles or chief persons in a state; a privileged class or patrician order; ( in a popular use) those who are regarded as superior to the rest of the community, as in rank, fortune, or intellect.

Synonyms:

noblesse, magnanimousness, flower, nobility, over, gentility, upper class, patriciate, nobleness, gentry, quality, upper crust, grandeur, blue blood, society.

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