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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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The success of that movie led to more cinematic vehicles and allowed Bindon, who died in 1993, to move in higher circles.
Regardless of the outcome of the official postal vote fraud investigation, it is clear that the prospect of Norbert Hofer's presidential run was a matter of great alarm in the higher circles of power inside the European Union.
They had to break down barriers but are now talked about in the higher circles.
Finally, every summer there are huge tailbacks mainly at peak periods near Swansea and Port Talbot and towards and near Carmarthen and this seems to be a well known fact in higher circles of local and national government.
Although Turks admire comedians, they do not take them into higher circles and reward them socially.
If this administration collapses there are always plenty jobs in higher circles for the rich and famous.