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Synonyms for aristocratical

belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

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The absence of class differences is, we may recall, at the heart of Crevecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer, when he maps a space of equality in the new land: "Here are no aristocratical families, no courts, no kings, no bishops, no ecclesiastical dominion, no invisible power giving to a few a very visible one, no great manufacturers employing thousands, no great refinements of luxury.
For example, in a note, in a later edition, to what he referred as the almost unbelievable atrocities perpetrated by the democratical Corcyraeans upon their aristocratical brethern, Mitford glossed that his account "was written before the transactions in France had beggared all ideas formerly conceived, among the modern European nations, on such subjects.
The one is aristocratical, the other a republican faculty.
Within the last twenty years, many men have acquired large fortunes in Montreal from very low beginnings; and it is worthy of remark that, although there are not, I believe, more than rive or six families in the city, excepting those of the first class, whose rank in life, before the acquisition of their wealth, was above that of servants and mechanics, they exhibit as much pride, and as strong an inclination towards aristocratical distinction, as many of the oldest patrician families in Europe.
The ILN also gave over a full, three-columned page to reproductions of Wellington family autographs, suggesting that "public attention, which occupies itself with even the most trifling details relative to departed greatness," must take an interest in these august signatures, especially in the Duke's own "uniform, aristocratical, and very legible" one (20 November 1852: 451).
The gradual overcoming of the aristocratical interest eventually resulted in the loss of any balance in the constitution, the outcome being 'ultimately most pernicious to the commonwealth, and involved incalculable evils for all Greece'.
with the decrees of despots and praefects of the old Eastern and Western Empire, into a sort of politico-salmagundy of superstition, barbarism, incongruous tyranny and mail morality; sauced, seasoned, and garnished to the true taste of royal and aristocratical epicureanism, by .
188) In Tennessee, a newspaper said the decision has "awakened public attention to the aristocratical character of the Court, and must sooner or later bring down on the members of it the execration of the community," while a Kentucky paper said Marshall's principles "must raise an alarm throughout our widely-extended empire" because they "strike at the roots of State-Rights and State Sovereignty.
Distrustful of all things "monarchical or aristocratical," invariably in favor of a new beginning and a better deal, Paine speaks to his hope for the rescue of mankind in a voice that hasn't been heard in American politics for the last forty years.
that the sovereign power (whether placed in one man, as in monarchy, or in one assembly of men, as in popular and aristocratical commonwealths) is as great as possibly men can be imagined to make it.
Some years ago, a few gentlemen in this town assumed the characters of being the only judges in all parts of literature; they were and still are styled the geniuses, and lately erected what they called a select society, which usurps a kind of aristocratical government over all men and matters of learning.