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Meaning of OLIGARCHY

Pronunciation:  'âlu`gârkee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a political system governed by a few people
 

OLIGARCHY is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 See Also: form of government, political system

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ol"i*gar"chy\, n.; pl. {Oligarchies}. [Gr. ?; ? few,
little + ? to rule, govern: cf.F. oligarchie.]
A form of government in which the supreme power is placed in
the hands of a few persons; also, those who form the ruling
few.

      All oligarchies, wherein a few men domineer, do what
      they list.                               --Burton.

 

 

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