oligarch

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From Ancient Greek ὀλιγάρχης(oligárkhēs).
Surface analysis: olig-(few) +‎ -arch(ruler”, “leader)

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oligarch ‎(plural oligarchs)

  1. A member of an oligarchy, someone who is part of a small group that runs a country.
  2. (chiefly Russia) A very rich person, particularly with political power; a plutocrat.
  3. (cosmogony) A protoplanet formed during oligarchic accretion.

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