Elitism Definition

ĭ-lētĭzəm, ā-lē-
noun
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.
American Heritage
Advocacy of control by, or privileges for, an elite.
Webster's New World
Behavior arising from or indicative of such a belief.
American Heritage
Government or control by an elite.
Webster's New World
The fact of sensing or believing that one is a member of an elite.
Webster's New World
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