plutocrat


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plu·toc·ra·cy

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

plutocrat

(ˈpluːtəˌkræt)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of a plutocracy
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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.
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plutocrat

[ˈpluːtəʊkræt] Nplutócrata mf

plutocrat

[ˈpluːtəkræt] nploutocrate mf

plutocrat

nPlutokrat(in) m(f)

plutocrat

[ˈpluːtəʊˌkræt] nplutocrate m/f
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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.
That is how Jesse Trefusis, a poor Manchester bagman, contrived to be come a plutocrat and gentleman of landed estate.
Martin was--if one discounted the harshness of the life, the dirt, the endless duties and the ever-pressing chores--a Kansas plutocrat.
When Epstein, the agent, wrote to say that the allegory had been purchased by a Glasgow plutocrat of the name of Bates for one hundred and sixty guineas, Sellers' views on Philistines and their crass materialism and lack of taste underwent a marked modification.
There he had only to be a plutocrat again--a plutocrat called away suddenly on business.
But these modern plutocrats could not bear a poor man near to them, either as a slave or as a friend.
It was oil and water, and there was no hope for him, though for a short period he was a source of serious apprehension to the Plutocrats.
Underneath were the names of the plutocrats who had subscribed for this national gewgaw, and I fell to wondering where their L8,000 came in, while Raffles devoured his two-penny guide-book as greedily as a school-girl with a zeal for culture.
His business record was constant attack fodder for Democrats last year, and was often used to paint him as a wealthy, out-of-touch plutocrat, it added.
In 2008 the Dems strike back against the small-minded lips, campaign as 'liberal' (a good word again) and making the working class happy, and thereby topple the playboy's party, increase HE&W spending, gradually lighten the 'peace' effort budget--a toxic pox of a 'peace' relaxing, say Republicans--and lay into the latter's law axing spree, calling them mouthpieces for the covertly ruling plutocrat 'mafia'.
The question for plutocrat and democrat art lovers was whether the art market was mired in the same slow emergence from recession as most other businesses.
But would those shares then go to the Uzbek plutocrat, Alisher Usmanov, who at present owns 24 per cent of the shares, through his company, Red and White holdingsAu