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oligarchy

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noun ol·i·gar·chy \ˈä-lə-ˌgär-kē, ˈō-\

Simple Definition of oligarchy

  • : a country, business, etc., that is controlled by a small group of people

  • : the people that control a country, business, etc.

  • : government or control by a small group of people

Full Definition of oligarchy

plural ol·i·gar·chies

  1. 1 :  government by the few

  2. 2 :  a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes; also :  a group exercising such control

  3. 3 :  an organization under oligarchic control

Examples of oligarchy

  1. Their nation is an oligarchy.

  2. An oligarchy rules their nation.

  3. The corporation is ruled by oligarchy.



1542

First Known Use of oligarchy

1542

Rhymes with oligarchy



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