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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of oligarchy

plural

oligarchies

  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 in a sentence

  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


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