Sentence Examples


  • Its assembly of notables or municipal council forms a sort of oligarchy, the members of which themselves elect individuals from among the more prominent inhabitants to fill vacancies.
  • The power of the nobles would seem to have been more effectively broken in a war with Athens, in which Megara ultimately lost the island of Salamis (about 570, see SoLoN), for shortly afterwards the constitution was changed to a democracy, and eventually was fixed as an oligarchy of a moderate type.
  • The monopoly capitalists and financial oligarchy control Europe, both the EU as a whole and the individual countries.
  • Until 1916 the country was ruled by an oligarchy of landowners who operated a parliament on a restricted suffrage.
  • For supporting the criminal oligarchy in Venezuela, and for its historic interference in the internal affairs of peoples.

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