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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.
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Adj.1.plutocratic - of or relating to or characteristic of a plutocrat


[ˌpluːtəʊˈkrætɪk] ADJplutocrático


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