oligarchy - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈɒlɪˌɡɑː(r)ki/
singularoligarchy
pluraloligarchies
  1. 1
    [countable] a country governed by a small group of people. Someone in this group is called an oligarch.

derived word

oligarchic

 

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/ˌɒlɪˈɡɑː(r)kɪk/
adjective