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An example use of elite in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… enjoyed by a wealthy elite with the …”
Elite means of the highest quality, especially in terms of intelligence, education, or social status.
the word elite occurs in english on average 13 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.