Pronunciation: (u-ris"tu-krat'ik, ar"u-stu-), [key]
1. of or pertaining to government by an aristocracy.
2. belonging to or favoring the aristocracy.
3. characteristic of an aristocrat; having the manners, values, or qualities associated with the aristocracy: aristocratic bearing; aristocratic snobbishness. Also,a•ris"to•crat'i•cal.
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