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 (ŏl′ĭ-gärk′, ō′lĭ-)
A member of a small governing faction.

[Greek oligarkhēs : oligos, few + -arkhēs, -arch.]


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of an oligarchy


(ˈɒl ɪˌgɑrk)

one of the rulers in an oligarchy.
[1600–10; < Greek oligárchēs; see olig-, -arch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oligarch - one of the rulers in an oligarchy
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
References in classic literature ?
Oligarchs and democrats go wrong in their conception of the good.
The aim which he sets before oligarchs or democracies is not the good life, but simple stability or permanence of the existing constitution.
Either they arm the multitude, and then they are more afraid of them than of the enemy; or, if they do not call them out in the hour of battle, they are oligarchs indeed, few to fight as they are few to rule.
(4) the Gould family railway interests; and (5) Moore, Reid, and Leeds, known as the "Rock Island crowd." These strong oligarchs arose out of the conflict of competition and travelled the inevitable road toward combination.
Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska filed suit against the US Treasury Friday, accusing it of illegally targeting him for sanctions and victimizing him as part of the Russia meddling investigation.
The Trump administration has lifted sanctions on three firms linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, an ally of President Vladimir Putin.
Oligarch who has created a media to defend what he has stolen, suddenly we should not bother this oligarch, whoever he is, we speak in principle, "Borisov said, pointing out that every defendant can make an electronic site within hours and complain of lack of media freedom.
And now you are a contributing writer for a newspaper owned by an oligarch family...
The presiding judge had to instruct the prosecution to elide the word "oligarch" so as to not prejudice the jury.
The most common definition of an oligarch is a person whose wealth depends on political connections -- particularly to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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