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e·lit·ismor é·lit·ism (ĭ-lē′tĭz′əm, ā-lē′-)
1. The belief that certain persons or members of certain groups deserve favored treatment by virtue of their superiority, as in intelligence, social standing, or wealth.
a. Behavior arising from or indicative of such a belief.
b. Control, rule, or domination by the members of an elite.
e·lit′ist adj. & n.
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|Noun||1.||elitist - someone who believes in rule by an elite group|
mandarin - a member of an elite intellectual or cultural group
moralist - a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems