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OLIGARCHY

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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 


OLIGARCHY (noun)


Sense 1oligarchy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A political system governed by a few people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("oligarchy" is a kind of...):

form of government; political system (the members of a social organization who are in power)


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