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
1 : government by the few
2 : a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes; also : a group exercising such control
3 : an organization under oligarchic control
Examples of oligarchy
Their nation is an oligarchy.
An oligarchy rules their nation.
The corporation is ruled by oligarchy.
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