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plutocrat

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plu·toc·ra·cy  (plo̅o̅-tŏk′rə-sē)
n. pl. plu·toc·ra·cies
1. Government by the wealthy.
2. A wealthy class that controls a government.
3. A government or state in which the wealthy rule.

[Greek ploutokratiā : ploutos, wealth; see pleu- in Indo-European roots + -kratiā, -cracy.]

plu′to·crat′ (plo̅o̅′tə-krăt′) n.
plu′to·crat′ic, plu′to·crat′i·cal adj.
plu′to·crat′i·cal·ly adv.

plutocrat (ˈpluːtəˌkræt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of a plutocracy
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.plutocrat - someone who exercises power by virtue of wealthplutocrat - someone who exercises power by virtue of wealth
have, rich person, wealthy person - a person who possesses great material wealth

plutocrat
noun rich man, millionaire, capitalist, tycoon, fat cat (slang, chiefly U.S.), Dives, magnate, moneybags (slang), Croesus He denounced plutocrats and the idle rich.
Translations
plutocrat [ˈpluːtəʊkræt] Nplutócrata mf
plutocrat [ˈpluːtəkræt] nploutocrate mf
plutocrat
nPlutokrat(in) m(f)
plutocrat [ˈpluːtəʊˌkræt] nplutocrate m/f


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There he had only to be a plutocrat again--a plutocrat called away suddenly on business.
That is how Jesse Trefusis, a poor Manchester bagman, contrived to be come a plutocrat and gentleman of landed estate.
Nearly every one else in Packingtown did the same, however, for there was universal exultation over this triumph of popular government, this crushing defeat of an arrogant plutocrat by the power of the common people.
 
 
 
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