- Alternate meaning: Elite (computer game)
, an elite
comprises a relatively small group
within a larger one. The elite (the word comes from the French and suggests the chosen
or the elect
) may mark itself out on grounds of social class
, access to power, education
, etc. Elites may press "rights" to influence or even aspire to leadership
Aristocracy forms one traditional form of an elite, oligarchy another.
For applied concepts of the elite, see elitism.