What Does Aristocrat Mean?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
An aristocrat is a wealthy,cultured man. He probably collects expensive art,automobiles.
Desislava Nikolova Profile

Originally it referred to the “best” people who are linked to those with the highest education and standing in society (this is in comparisson to as compared to a monarchy). Gradually the meaning of aristocrat changed to relate to the ruling class and by end of the eighteenth century the opposite was democracy.

Vikash Swaroop Profile
Vikash Swaroop answered
It's a Greek term that is in existence since very long time and it conveys the meaning of a ruler who is the best. The word can trace its definition in two words 'aristos' that means the best and 'kratein' which means to rule.

The term came into existence when in Athens some young citizens led the army being in the front line and taking their swords up. Since, in those times the bravery in the warfare was the only criterion to judge people, they were conferred on the title of the 'Aristocrats'.

In modern times the term aristocracy is somewhat an offensive term as it advocates the rule of the best, which is in contrast to democracy, which says that rule should e of everyone and there should be no discrimination among people.
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dillon ilsley answered
Aristocrat means somebody that wheres peasant clothes and owns a really nice crib.

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