Synonyms and Antonyms of oligarchy
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.
bunch, circle, clan, clique, club, coterie, coven, crowd, galère, lot, network, pack, set, team
cabal, conspiracy, crew, gang, Mafia, mob, ring, syndicate
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.
dyarchy (also diarchy), duumvirate, triarchy, triumvirate
dictatorship, monarchy, monocracy, sovereign (also sovran), theocracy
city-state, microstate, ministate, nation-state
domain, dominion, empire, kingdom, realm, republic
duchy, dukedom, emirate, principality, seigniory (or seignory), sultanate
client state, colony, condominium, dependency, mandate, province, settlement, soil, trust territory
fatherland, homeland, motherland
great power, power, sea power, superpower, world power
commonwealth, country, land, nation, sovereignty (also sovranty), state