Definition of 'oligarchy'
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Thus to avoid descent into despotism or oligarchy, republics had to possess an equitable distribution of wealth.A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)
Though in form it may be democratic because its formation follows an election, its spirit is that of an oligarchy.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
He was owed at least nominal allegiance by his restive brothers, and ruled by a volatile combination of dictatorship and oligarchy.JOSIAH THE GREAT: The True Story of The Man Who Would Be King (2004)
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Definition of oligarchy from the Collins English Dictionary