| It doesn't stop|
at the water's edge
“”Blackadder: Now, listen, Frou-Frou, would you like to earn some money?
Le Comte de Frou Frou: No, I wouldn't. I would like other people to earn it and then give it to me, just like in France in the good old days.
“”"Pourquoi ces paysans manifestent-ils?" "Madame, ils n'ont pas du pain." "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche alors"
|—Falsely attributed to Marie Antoinette, last Queen of France, guillotined in 1793|
Aristocracy (from the Greek "rule of the best") is government rule by a few elite citizens. Usually the "elite" positions in question are hereditary. It was one of the six forms of government identified by Aristotle, and he said it was the second best, after monarchy but before constitutional government. Moreover, if corrupted, it resulted in only the second worst form of government, oligarchy.
The Aristocracy refers to the social class that is doing the ruling.
The Aristocrats is, well... not entirely safe for work.