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 (ŏl′ĭ-gär′kē, ō′lĭ-)
n. pl. ol·i·gar·chies
a. Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.
b. Those making up such a government.
2. A state governed by a few persons.

ol′i·gar′chic, ol′i·gar′chi·cal adj.
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Adj.1.oligarchic - of or relating to or supporting or characteristic of an oligarchy


[ˌɒlɪˈgɑːkɪk] ADJoligárquico




[ˌɒlɪˈgɑːkɪk] adjoligarchico/a
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