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elite

1. <security> A term used to describe skilled crackers or hackers, or their deeds. In the last sense, compare to elegant.

The term is also used to describe exclusive forums (ftp sites, BBSs) used for trading pirated software, cracking tools, or phreaking codes.

élite

literally ‘the best or most talented members of society’ (e.g. educational élite), however in sociology the term most usually refers to political élites. Here, the assumption of ÉLITE THEORY has been that a division between élites and MASSES is an inevitable feature of any complex modern society, and that the aspirations of radical democrats that the people as a whole could rule is mistaken.

elite

A typeface that prints 12 cpi.
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If this administration collapses there are always plenty jobs in higher circles for the rich and famous.
It has been learnt that Capt (Retd) Liaqat has been relieved from Islamabad due to complaints lodged with higher circles against him.
He hit out: "I have been around the higher circles of the Conservative Party long enough to fear that on Europe Mr Cameron says one thing in opposition and will do another in Government.
With an ability to portray a rare side and the elegance of the Arabian horse -- an integral part of Arab culture -- Dajani already has a number of fans in higher circles.
A halfsister to middle-distance winners Whitewater Affair and Little Rock, she has the breeding to mix in higher circles as she matures, and this afternoon looks a prime opportunity.