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oligarchic

or ol·i·gar·chi·cal

[ol-i-gahr-kik or ol-i-gahr-ki-kuh l]
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  1. of, relating to, or having the form of an oligarchy.
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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

adj.

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

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