quote:e·lit·ism or é·lit·ism ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-ltzm, -l-)
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.
The sense of entitlement enjoyed by such a group or class.
Control, rule, or domination by such a group or class.
n : someone who believes in rule by an elite group [ant: egalitarian]