noun ol·i·garch \ˈä-lə-ˌgärk, ˈō-\

: a person who belongs to a small group of people who govern or control a country, business, etc.

Full Definition of OLIGARCH

:  a member or supporter of an oligarchy

Origin of OLIGARCH

Greek oligarchēs, from olig- + -archēs -arch
First Known Use: circa 1610

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism


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