Brahminical



Hinduism. Brahman (def 1).
(especially in New England) a person usually from an old, respected family who, because of wealth and social position, wields considerable social, economic, and political power.
a person who is intellectually or socially aloof.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a Brahmin:
the Brahmin attitudes of a true aristocrat.
Historical Examples

The Hindoos as they Are Shib Chunder Bose
The Round Towers of Ireland Henry O’Brien
Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Art of Amusing Frank Bellew
Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3) Thomas Babington Macaulay
Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues John Alberger
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4 Various
The Red Year Louis Tracy
The Sacred Tree J. H. Philpot
Kim Rudyard Kipling

noun (pl) -min, -mins
the older spelling of Brahman (sense 1)
(in the US) a highly intelligent or socially exclusive person, esp a member of one of the older New England families
an intellectual or social snob
n.

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