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[ploo-tuh-krat-ik] /ˌplu təˈkræt ɪk/
of, relating to, or characterized by a plutocracy or plutocrats.
Often, plutocratical.
Origin of plutocratic
First recorded in 1865-70; plutocrat + -ic
Related forms
plutocratically, adverb
nonplutocratic, adjective
nonplutocratical, adjective
unplutocratic, adjective
unplutocratical, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Society had ceased to be small, select and exclusive; it was becoming increasingly mixed, cosmopolitan and plutocratic.

  • A smart chauffeur waited with a plutocratic car in the sweep of the drive.

    The Crime Doctor Ernest William Hornung
  • The nouveau riche of the new plutocratic type comes thrusting among you, demonstrating that sometimes quite obtrusively.

    New Worlds For Old Herbert George Wells
  • The attitude of Tunbridge Wells (the most plutocratic town in England, by the way) towards the book was adorable.

    Books and Persons Arnold Bennett
  • With the advent of plutocratic fashion respect for official position had dwindled at Washington.

  • The aristocratic ideal in the world into which Mrs. Moulton had come was distinctly intellectual rather than plutocratic.

    Louise Chandler Moulton Lilian Whiting
  • He never dreamed either of cutting a figure in plutocratic society or making himself a public character.

  • But by the 'nineties it had become amorphous, unwieldy, cosmopolitan and plutocratic.

  • "Always be businesslike," said Skippy, poising a pencil over a sheet of paper with plutocratic nonchalance.

    Skippy Bedelle Owen Johnson
  • Three thousand pounds scarcely represent what could be regarded as a plutocratic investment.

    Social Transformations of the Victorian Age T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott

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