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The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

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Elitism definitions

elitism

  • practice of or belief in rule by an elite.
  • consciousness of or pride in belonging to a select or favored group.
Source: The Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary Copyright © 1997 by Random House Inc.


elitism

  • The belief that certain persons or members of certain classes or groups deserve favored treatment by virtue of their perceived superiority, as in intellect, social status, or financial resources.
  • a. The sense of entitlement enjoyed by such a group or class. b. Control, rule, or domination by such a group or class.
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.


Machiavelli and elitism


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