the aristocracy (Greek αριστοκρατία - aristocracy rule, of ἀριστεύς - best one, prince and κρατεῖν - prevail) is
- a system of government, in that the aristocracy power exercises
- in the modern times a name for the members of the aristocracy(in connection with the French revolution the second conditions), in demarcation to Klerus (first conditions) and middle class (third conditions) (to the latter see. Bourgeoisie)
- in the classical condition typology of the Aristoteles the rule of the best ones.This is also the literal translation from the Greek one. The best ones are the best ones of the virtue after or the capability after. In contrast to it the oily archie stands after Aristoteles (literal: Rule less) the exercise of power by a minority, those thosePower actually tore and the own advantage searches. That following the aristocracy is used also in the theory by the cycle of the conditions of the Polybios.
a society without aristocracy, without a erlesene minority, is not a society… There is and never gave another aristocracy than those, which itselfon mental attraction creates and according to a kind mental gravitation law the learn-willing to an exemplary one moves. - José Ortega y gas set (structure and decay of Spain)
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