or ol·i·gar·chi·cal

[ ol-i-gahr-kik or ol-i-gahr-ki-kuh l ]
/ ˌɒl ɪˈgɑr kɪk or ˌɒl ɪˈgɑr kɪ kəl /


of, relating to, or having the form of an oligarchy.

Origin of oligarchic

1640–50; < Greek oligarchikós, equivalent to oligarch(ía) oligarchy + -ikos -ic
Related formsol·i·gar·chi·cal·ly, adverbnon·ol·i·gar·chic, adjectivenon·ol·i·gar·chi·cal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for oligarchic



1640s, from Greek oligarkhikos, from oligarkhos, related to oligarkhia (see oligarchy). Related: Oligarchical.

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