What Is An Aristocracy?

Aristocracy is a governing system that gives the power to a small group of privileged individuals. The phrase is derived from the word ‘’aristokratia’’, meaning ‘’rule-of-the-best’’. During the period when the term ‘’aristocracy’’ was conceived, the Greeks considered it to be the rule of the most qualified citizens. Aristocracy was later viewed to be the rule of the most privileged group of people in the community, and it was contrasted with democracy...

What Is An Aristocracy?


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