Synonyms and Antonyms of oligarchies
a small group of people who exercise control over a country, business, etc.
- Critics complain that the government is now dominated by an oligarchy of wealthy businesspeople.
bunches, circles, clans, cliques, clubs, coteries, covens, crowds, galères, lots, networks, packs, sets, teams
cabals, conspiracies, crews, gangs, Mafias, mobs, rings, syndicates
government that is controlled by a small group of people
- The nation was an oligarchy with election results manipulated to maintain a permanent ruling class.
dyarchies (also diarchies), duumvirates, triarchies, triumvirates
dictatorships, monarchies, monocracies, sovereigns (also sovrans), theocracies
city-states, microstates, ministates, nation-states
domains, dominions, empires, kingdoms, realms, republics
duchies, dukedoms, emirates, principalities, seigniories (or seignories), sultanates
client states, colonies, condominiums (also condominia), dependencies, mandates, provinces, settlements, soil, trust territories
fatherlands, homelands, motherlands
great powers, powers, sea powers, superpowers, world powers
commonwealths, countries, lands, nations, sovereignties (also sovranties), states