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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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187) Using Richmond, Virginia as a case study, Hoffman maintains that the authority of urban commercial-civic elites was far from total, and people of color and workers were far from powerless in shaping city growth.
As is well known, we look for someone in the elite group known as the medical profession, and, in certain cases, we may even seek out the top of the profession, the creme la creme of the medical establishment.
Ragusa's closed system of marriage and politics exaggerated this as the pool of suitable elite men was smaller than in other Mediterranean communities.
This May, Elite won the first of its three tournament titles with a victory over the San Diego Pumas at the Lancaster Ambush Premier Cup.
Making a case for stasis over change does not slight attempts to give meaning to social practice, but rather places new emphasis on one particular moment of social construction: the point at which members of Maryland's nascent elite (and, by extension, elites in each of the colonies with the exception of fractious New York) ceased to compete actively for authority and cemented their status through reproduction.
It must be acknowledged that an elite can often be valuable to society, but we must also be aware of the tendency for the elite to become arrogant.
7) Political change entails an elite committed to modernization.
The question is raised almost as acutely by Molho's new book on the marriages of this elite.
Cuzco is also located in the most heavily Indian portion of the country; the local elites have had to justify their place within the national hierarchy in competition with other regional elites while taking into account an indigenous heritage that people of coastal Peru despised.
In pool play, the Elite went 2-1, with a win over Splash II 1-0 and Extreme 2-1.
This product and ECR's previously marketed Lodrane 24[R], a once-daily antihistamine-only formulation, were both developed by Elite.
Leading the Race: The Transformation of the Black Elite in the Nation's Capital 1880-1920.