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oligarch

[ ol-i-gahrk ]
/ ˈɒl ɪˌgɑrk /
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noun

one of the rulers in an oligarchy.

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Nearby words

olibanum, olicook, olid, olig-, oligaemia, oligarch, oligarchic, oligarchy, oligemia, oligo-, oligoamnios

Origin of oligarch

1600–10; < Greek oligárchēs, equivalent to olíg(os) olig- + -archēs -arch
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British Dictionary definitions for oligarch

oligarch

/ (ˈɒlɪˌɡɑːk) /

noun

a member of an oligarchy
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Word Origin and History for oligarch

oligarch


n.

c.1600, from Middle French olygarche, oligarque, from Greek oligarkhes, related to oligarkhia (see oligarchy).

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