Oligarch Definition

ŏlĭ-gärk, ōlĭ-
oligarchs
noun
Any of the rulers of an oligarchy.
Webster's New World
A member of a small governing faction.
American Heritage

A very rich person (especially in Russia).

Wiktionary

(cosmogony) A protoplanet formed during oligarchic accretion.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Oligarch

Noun

Singular:
oligarch
Plural:
oligarchs

Origin of Oligarch

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek oligarkhēs oligos few -arkhēs -arch

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

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