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oligarch

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noun ol·i·garch \ˈä-lə-ˌgärk, ˈō-\

Simple Definition of oligarch

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of oligarch

  1. :  a member or supporter of an oligarchy

Origin and Etymology of oligarch

Greek oligarchēs, from olig- + -archēs -arch


First Known Use: circa 1610



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