Oligarchy meaning

ŏlĭ-gärkē, ōlĭ-
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The definition of an oligarchy is a government structure where a small and elite group have power.

An example of an oligarchy is a society in which a small group of dictators is in charge of the country.

The dictators themselves are also an example of an oligarchy.

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A form of government in which the ruling power belongs to a few persons.
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A state governed by a few persons.
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A state governed in this way.
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The persons ruling such a state.
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A government run by only a few, often the wealthy.
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Those who make up an oligarchic government.
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A state ruled by such a government.
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Origin of oligarchy

  • From French oligarchie, from Latin oligarchia, from Ancient Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarchia), from ὀλίγος (oligos, “few") + ἀρχή (archÄ“, “rule"). From oligo- +"Ž -archy

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