• (adj): Belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy.
    Example: "An aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"
    Synonyms: aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician

Some articles on aristocratic:

Birk (market Place)
... There were royal, ecclesiastical and aristocratic birks with their own law courts and birk assemblies ... some time abolished, but more and more aristocratic ones were established, where the aristocratic landlord (the patronus) appointed birk judges, birk bailiffs, and birk notaries ... The aristocratic birk privilege (known by the same name as Bjarkey laws, birkerett) was reduced in 1809 and it was completely abolished in 1849 ...
Zealots Of Thessalonica - Background
... wealth was concentrated in the hands of a small aristocratic class, and against them was directed the bitterness of the destitute masses ... The leader of the all-powerful aristocratic class was John Kantakouzenos, who after the death of Emperor Andronikos III Palaiologos was the effective regent for the latter's infant son, John V ... was quickly transformed into a class-based, social conflict while the aristocratic land-holders of Macedonia and Thrace, and the propertied classes in general supported Kantakouzenos, the lower and middle classes ...
Monteroni Di Lecce - Main Sights
... The villas and mansions that the region’s aristocratic families build in the countryside around of Monteroni di Lecce since the 15th century (this exploit of aristocratic country-houses actually ... These include Villa Romano (the biggest of Monteroni’s aristocratic estates), Villa Carelli-Palombi, Villa de Giorgi, Villa Urselli, Villa Bruni, Villa Saetta ...
History - Later Silla
... as the monarchy's successful suppression of several armed aristocratic revolts following early upon unification, which afforded the king the opportunity of purging the most powerful families and rivals to ... late 7th to late 8th centuries the monarchy made an attempt to divest aristocratic officialdom of their landed base by instituting a system of salary payments, or office land (jikjeon ... land system and the re-institution of the former tax village system as salary land for aristocratic officialdom in 757 ...
Proponents of "Sovereign Democracy"
... the history of western civilization, several democratic systems such as Aristocratic, Oligarchic, Egalitarian and National democracies replaced one another ... Special interest is placed upon the theory of "Aristocratic Democracy" developed by the Italian historian de Ruggero ... In western Europe there existed real aristocratic parliaments which were picked only by birth right ...

Famous quotes containing the word aristocratic:

    To make Democracy work, you need an aristocratic democracy. To make Aristocracy work, you need a democratic aristocracy.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    Aphorisms are essentially an aristocratic genre of writing. The aphorist does not argue or explain, he asserts; and implicit in his assertion is a conviction that he is wiser and more intelligent than his readers.
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)