oligarchy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French oligarchie, from Latin oligarchia, from Ancient Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarchia), from ὀλίγος (oligos, few) + ἀρχή (archē, rule). From oligo- +‎ -archy

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒlɪɡɑːki/
  • (US) enPR: älʹĭ-gär'kē, ōlʹĭ-gär'kē, IPA(key): /ˈɑːlɪˌɡɑrki/, /ˈoʊlɪˌɡɑrki/
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Noun[edit]

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oligarchy (plural oligarchies)

  1. A government run by only a few, often the wealthy.
  2. Those who make up an oligarchic government.
  3. A state ruled by such a government.

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