Oligarch meaning

ŏlĭ-gärk, ōlĭ-
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A member of a small governing faction.
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Any of the rulers of an oligarchy.
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A member of an oligarchy, someone who is part of a small group that runs a country.
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A very rich person (especially in Russia).
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(cosmogony) A protoplanet formed during oligarchic accretion.
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Origin of oligarch

  • Greek oligarkhēs oligos few -arkhēs -arch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ὀλίγοι (oligoi, “few") + ἀρχή (arkhÄ“, “rule").

    From Wiktionary