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

Origin of oligarchic

1640–50; <Greek oligarchikós, equivalent to oligarch(ía) oligarchy + -ikos-ic
  • Also ol·i·gar·chi·cal [ol-i-gahr-ki-kuhl] /ˌɒl ɪˈgɑr kɪ kəl/ .

Other words from oligarchic

  • ol·i·gar·chi·cal·ly, adverb
  • non·ol·i·gar·chic, adjective
  • non·ol·i·gar·chi·cal, adjective

Words Nearby oligarchic

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How to use oligarchic in a sentence

  • They became, one, the champion of the democracy; the other, the hope of the oligarchic faction.

    History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2 | Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
  • We are oligarchic in all things, from our parliament to our army.

  • The countenance of the government may become more democratic, but the soul that animates it will be more oligarchic.

    The Federalist Papers | Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
  • The Church of England has been freely accused of too great complaisance to the powers that be, when those powers were oligarchic.

    Outspoken Essays | William Ralph Inge
  • I heard the deeper, the oligarchic accent, 'How can a people be enfranchised that eats meat with its fingers?'