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Dictionary entry overview: What does oligarchy mean?
• OLIGARCHY (noun)
The noun OLIGARCHY has 1 sense:
1. a political system governed by a few people
Familiarity information: OLIGARCHY used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A political system governed by a few people
Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
one of his cardinal convictions was that Britain was not run as a democracy but as an oligarchy / the big cities were notoriously in the hands of the oligarchy of local businessmen
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