Of or related to an aristocracy consisting in or favoring a federal government of nobles or major men as an aristocratic constitution
- owned by or attribute for the nobility or aristocracy
- Alt. of Aristocratical
c.1600, "pertaining to aristocracy," from French aristocratique, from Greek aristokratikos "belonging to the rule of the best," from aristokratia (see aristocracy). Meaning "grand, stylish" is from 1845.
(a.) Alt. of Aristocratical
The demos first sank into political annihilation and the council, no longer popularly elected but an aristocratic order, concentrated the whole administration in its hands.