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Noun: elite  i'leet
  1. A group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
    - elite group, élite [Brit]
Adjective: elite  i'leet
  1. Selected as the best
    "elite colleges";
    - elect, élite [Brit]

Derived forms: elites

See also: selected

Type of: upper class, upper crust

Encyclopedia: Elite