[ol-i-gahr-kik or ol-i-gahr-ki-kuh l]
- of, relating to, or having the form of an oligarchy.
Origin of oligarchic
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Examples from the Web for oligarchical
A military dictatorship, an oligarchical dictatorship, and a religious dictatorship are all the same thing.Freed Activist Blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad on Egypt’s Future
June 6, 2012
Does not the timocratical man change into the oligarchical on this wise?
Well, I said, and in oligarchical States do you not find paupers?
And that is our reason for establishing an oligarchical constitution with their concurrence.Hellenica
The oligarchical revolution had been carried on with the most outrageous violence.Callias
Alfred John Church
These are the deceitful contrivances of oligarchical legislators.Politics
Word Origin and History for oligarchical
1640s, from Greek oligarkhikos, from oligarkhos, related to oligarkhia (see oligarchy). Related: Oligarchical.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper