power elite

(noun) “[A] small group of wealthy and influential people at the top of society who hold the power and resources” (OpenStax College 2012).

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: power elites

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References

OpenStax College. 2012. Theoretical Perspectives on Deviance. Connexions, May 14, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42950/1.2/).