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|Depends what you mean by `aristocracy'
Written by Linden
(2/16/2004 3:33 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, But Darcy isn't really Aristocracy, penned by kathleen (elder)
I have a suspicion that the word `aristocrat' as opposed to `nobleman' came to be commonly used only with the French Revolution, but I'm not sure of this. I can't check at the moment because I'm away from home and I don't have my handy Oxford English Dictionary with me (it's not something that is readily carried about in the luggage.)
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